Sources of Weapon System Cost Growth: Analysis of 35 Major by Obaid Younossi, Mark V. Arena, Jerry M. Sollinger, Joseph G.

By Obaid Younossi, Mark V. Arena, Jerry M. Sollinger, Joseph G. Bolten, Robert S. Leonard

This research makes use of facts from chosen Acquisition experiences to figure out the explanations of price progress in 35 mature significant safeguard acquisition courses. 4 significant assets of progress are pointed out: (1) blunders in estimation and scheduling, (2) judgements via the govt, (3) monetary issues, and (4) miscellaneous. The research exhibits that greater than twothirds of expense development (measured as basic averages) is brought on by judgements, such a lot of which contain volume alterations, necessities development, and agenda alterations.

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As a result, growth is not symmetrically distributed around an average value. A few programs have historically had very large cost growth with respect to the mean. 1. Because of the non-normal shape of the cost-growth distribution, it is important to characterize the full distribution, which we do by using medians and percentiles. 1 It is clear that the decisions category accounts for most of the cost growth. Decisions cause, on average, more than two-thirds of the total growth in the 35 programs.

This misallocation occurs because difficulties that were not previously acknowledged and accounted for as cost variances are now incorporated into the new baseline. ” On rare occasions, rebaselining results in “lost” variances— changes in the program estimate that are not explained. This occurred in a few programs when the annual SARs were suspended in early 2001 by the Bush administration. No program SARs were prepared with the date of December 2000. As a result, many programs went two full years without a SAR.

We next analyze cost growth for the Air Force–sponsored programs in our sample and compare it to cost growth in the non–Air Force programs. , aircraft, missile, and electronics). Presentation of Data There are several ways to represent cost-growth data. One way is to show growth by category, using weighted averages, which involves aggregating costs from groups of programs. Every program has a base year, normally the year in which the system entered full-scale development at MS B. At that time, the Defense Acquisition Authority adopts a development baseline estimate for costs over the program’s entire acquisition.

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