Reducing the cost of weapon systems acquisition

hearing before the Task Force on Selected Defense Procurement Matters of the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate, Ninety-eighth Congress, second session, December 18, 1984.
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Defense contracts -- United States., United States -- Armed Forces -- Weapons systems -- C


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SeriesS. hrg. ;, 98-1292
LC ClassificationsKF26 .A7455 1984b
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 51 p. ;
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GAO discussed the reduction in the costs of weapons systems acquisition.

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The Department of Defense (DOD) is initiating steps to identify and solve cost problems, but there continue to be serious structural problems in the acquisition process.

Analyzing the historical relationship between budgetary projections in DOD 5-year plans and the obligations ultimately incurred shows that the plans have. Get this from a library. Reducing the cost of weapon systems acquisition: hearing before the Task Force on Selected Defense Procurement Matters of the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate, Ninety-eighth Congress, second session, Decem [United States.

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This is a NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA report procured by the Pentagon and made available for public release. It has been reproduced in the best form available to the Pentagon. It is not spiral-boundAuthor: Numan Yoner. Reducing the cost of weapon systems acquisition: hearing before the Task Force on Selected Defense Procurement Matters of the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate, Ninety-eighth Congress, second session, Decem FY Program Acquisition Costs by Weapon System Introduction Major Weapon Systems Overview The performance of tates (U.S.) weapon systems are United S unmatched, ensuring that U.S.

military forces have a tactical combat advantage over any adversary in any environmental situation. The Fiscal Year (FY) 20 21 acquisition (Procurement and. Book Description: This analysis uses data from Selected Acquisition Reports to determine the causes of cost growth in 35 mature major defense acquisition programs.

Four major sources of growth are identified: (1) errors in estimation and scheduling, (2) decisions by the government, (3) financial matters, and (4) miscellaneous. historical cost growth of weapon systems, and Younossi et al. () examines both completed and ongoing programs to determine whether a trend has developed since the s.

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The present study examines 35 weapon-system acquisition programs to determine the sources of cost growth. It should interest those involved with the acquisition of sys.

To simplify the display of the various weapon systems, this book is organized by the following mission Reducing the cost of weapon systems acquisition book categories: MissionArea Categories ($ in Billions) Numbers may not add due to rounding.

FY Program Acquisition Costs by Weapon System. INTRODUCTION (23%) (4%) (6%) (7%) (9%) (28%) (14%) (4%) (5%) • Missiles and Munitions. support the sustainment of weapon systems.

Best practice and guidance for ensuring that these systems It also seeks to reduce cost Operation of the Defense Acquisition System: This instruction establishes policy for the management of all acquisition programs, including requirements for life-cycle sustainment planning. The policy.

DoD Human Systems Integration Management Plan – Version 1: Information / Cyber Security: Glossary of Key Information Security Terms: Feb DoD CIO Cybersecurity Strategy Outline and Guidance: Aug USAF Weapon System PP and SSE Guidebook v May Cybersecurity and Acquisition Lifecycle Integration Tool (CALIT) Ver The following eight actions will improve the results of acquisition programs, and, at the same time, strengthen the industrial base.

Action One: Use Appropriate Forms of Competition During All Phases of Acquisition Competition provides incentives to not only reduce costs, but equally important, to produce. coordinated, especially in guided-weapon development. TSPR contracts should be carefully planned to avoid these problems.

• Software-intensive systems have been driving T&E costs higher. Although advances in computer technology have improved the performance of major weapon systems, software-intensive systems require more complex testing. Improved performance (including quality) at lower cost.

KEY FOCUS AREAS l Deliver advanced technology to warfighters faster Ô Rapid acquisition with demonstrated technology Ô Full system demonstration before commitment to production l Reduce total ownership costs and improve affordability Ô Cost as a requirement that drives design, procurement, and support.

Sincethe U.S. Army Weapon Systems Handbook has served as a critical reference document that informs key stakeholders and audiences-primarily Congress—about high-priority Army acquisition programs in a comprehensive and understandable format, while presenting essential information reflecting the strategic context in which the Army operates.

Increase visibility of O&S costs and their drivers across the life cycle of acquisition programs. This O&S Cost Management Guidebook provides methods for analyzing available data and identifying cost driving elements to reduce O&S costs.

Purpose This guidebook highlights the criticality of early O&S cost management through product design. Despite all of the Better Buying Power updates, there is a common goal: reducing the cost of new weapons.

One approach is to use affordability caps and cost targets to prevent program growth. Weapon Systems Handbook. By ASA(ALT) Octo Share on Twitter; Share on Facebook; the U.S. Army Acquisition Corps and larger Army Acquisition Workforce -.

acquires weapon systems and briefly discusses recent major efforts by Congress and DOD to improve the performance of the acquisition system. For a discussion on the process for dealing with significant cost growth in weapon systems, see CRS Report R, The Nunn-McCurdy Act: Background, Analysis, and Issues for Congress, by Moshe Schwartz.

FY Program Acquisition Costs by Weapon System (Source: US Department of Defense; issued Ma ) The performance of United States (U.S.) weapon systems are unmatched, ensuring that U.S. military forces have a tactical combat advantage over any adversary in.

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In fiscal yearwe analyzed the cost growth of weapon systems in development sincewhen DOD began implementing major acquisition reforms. We compared that to cost growth over the years prior to acquisition reform and reported a 75 percent reduction in cost growth that totaled $36 billion.

The Major Weapon Systems Acquisition Process requires the acquiring organizations to make long term resource commitments, whereas the defense budgets of many nations have declined over the past. Here you’ll find more about the systems that enable our Soldiers to remain flexible, adaptable and agile to meet the needs of combatant commanders.

For a more in-depth look at these systems throughout the years, consult the U.S. Army Weapon Systems Handbook archive. Funding for weapons systems—which constitutes about one-third of the Department of Defense’s budget—is used to procure new systems, upgrade existing systems, and perform research, development, testing, and evaluation of new systems.

CBO reviews selected weapon programs and provides a regular analysis of the long-term cost of planned weapons acquisition. The Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act, formally known as the Weapons Acquisition System Reform Through Enhancing Technical Knowledge and Oversight Act ofwas an Act of Congress created to reform the way the Pentagon contracts and purchases major weapons systems.

It was signed into law on by President Barack Obama. The Congressional Budget Office predicted. PROGRAM ACQUISITION COSTS BY WEAPON SYSTEM Department of Defense Budget For Fiscal Year a new digital cockpit and modifications to the airframe to reduce vibration.

The upgraded. The combined capabilities and performance of U.S. weapon systems are unmatchedthroughout the world, ensuring that U.S. military forces have the advantage over any adversary.

The Fiscal Year (FY) acquisition funding request for the Department of Defense (DoD) totals $ billion, which includes $ billion in new budget authority for Author: United States Department of Defense. While the authors of the Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act (WSARA), such as Senators Levin and McCain, did indeed loudly ballyhoo their legislation as the solution to the Pentagon's massive (and deepening) acquisition troubles, the complete failure of their Act to do anything to end massive cost growth, seemingly endless schedule.

"Design-to-cost, commercial practice vs. Department of Defense practice": report of the Task Force on Reducing Costs of Defense Systems Acquisition.

(3) The term ‘‘major weapon system’’ has the meaning given that term in section (d) of ti United States Code. TITLE I—ACQUISITION ORGANIZATION SEC. COST ASSESSMENT AND PROGRAM EVALUATION. (a) DIRECTOR OF COST ASSESSMENT AND PROGRAM EVALUA-TION.— (1) IN GENERAL.—Chapter 4 of ti United States Code.

OSMIS tracks O&S information for more than 1, major Army weapon/materiel systems for the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Cost and Economics (DASA-CE). OSMIS-tracked systems include combat vehicles, tactical vehicles, artillery systems, aircraft, electronic systems, and miscellaneous engineering systems.

systems engineers. Systems engineering is a team sport, so although the SEG is written “to” a MITRE systems engineer, most of the best practices and lessons learned are applicable to all members of a government acquisition program team, whatever their particular role or specialty.Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act of (S.

/P.L. ), both of which made changes to the acquisition process. Key provisions in P.L. include the appointment of a Director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation, a Director of Developmental Test and.Download Citation | Trends in the costs of weapon systems and the consequences | This paper notes that the outcome of military operations is determined largely by the relative performance of the.