Accession Number : ADP002792

Title :   The Problem of Cost Growth,

Corporate Author : MANAGEMENT CONSULTING AND RESEARCH INC FALLS CHURCH VA

Personal Author(s) : McNichols,G. R. ; McKinney,B. J.

Report Date : 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : There is a substantial amount of rhetoric on the subject of cost growth. Usually, we blame such growth on inflation. There are, in fact, several views on the reasons for cost growth or the measures used to calculate and present cost increases by weapon system. MCR has conducted studies of cost growth for many years. This particular paper will discuss the problem from an historical perspective, and present actual results from an analysis of the 31 December 1982 Selected Acquisition Reports (SARs).

Descriptors :   *Government procurement, *Management planning and control, *Costs, Contract administration, Planning programming budgeting, Cost estimates, Cost analysis, Acquisition, Requirements, Regulations, Specifications, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE