DOD needs to provide more credible weapon systems cost estimates to the congress report to the Congress by United States. General Accounting Office

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  • United States. Dept. of Defense.,
  • Weapons systems -- Cost control.,
  • United States -- Armed Forces -- Procurement.

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Statementby the Comptroller General of the United States.
LC ClassificationsUC263 .U54 1984
The Physical Object
Pagination[1], vii, [6], 112 p. :
Number of Pages112
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Open LibraryOL3000542M
LC Control Number84603066

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Matter: Congress may wish to require DOD to certify that the cost estimates it reports are prepared according to sound cost estimating guidelines and represent the total cost for the weapon systems program. Programs in danger of breaching these estimates should undergo a rigorous evaluation by DOD and Congress.

With the nation facing fiscal challenges and the potential for tighter defense budgets, Congress and the Department of Defense (DOD) have placed more attention on controlling the billions of dollars spent annually on.

Long-Term Implications of the Future Years Defense Program. August 9, According to CBO’s projections, if the plans described in the FYDP were implemented, DoD’s costs would increase from the $ billion requested for to $ billion (in dollars) by In Aprilwe reported that the DOD expects to invest $ trillion in total to develop and procure its portfolio of 86 major defense acquisition programs.

Congress and DOD have long sought to improve how major weapon systems are acquired, yet many DOD programs continue to fall short of cost, schedule, and performance goals. is intended to improve the tools used to estimate the costs of future weapon systems. It focuses on the effects of recent technical, man-agement, and government policy changes on cost.

This report builds on two earlier RAND studies, Historical Cost Growth of Completed Weapon System Programs, by Mark V. Arena, Robert S. Leonard, SheilaFile Size: KB. The Department of Defense’s (DoD) enduring mission is to provide a combat-credible military force to deter war, or should deterrence fail, prevail in war.

The National Defense Strategy (NDS) correctly identified a fundamental problem for the Department—the erosion of competitive military advantage with China and Russiain key Size: 8MB. (C) the Joint Requirements Oversight C ouncil has accomplished its duties with respect to the program pursuant to section (b) of Ti including an analysis of the operational requirements for the program;File Size: 79KB.

FY DoD Budget Request (Base and OCO Funding). The Fiscal Year (FY) budget request is a major milestone to a more lethal, agile, and innovative Joint Force and operationalizes the National Defense Strategy (NDS) to provide the combat-credible military forces needed for the U.S.

to deter or defeat great power adversaries. The President's Budget request for the Department of Defense sustains the President's commitment to invest in America's security and prepare for the threats and challenges of a new age by funding a high state of military readiness and ground force strength; strengthening combat capabilities of America's Armed Forces; developing the capabilities to deter and defeat future.

DoD program management principles, processes, and terminology. This book seeks to provide that foundation—a beginners’ guide and quick ref-erence to the foundation of good program management.

This book reflects our belief that leadership matters and that effective PMs can significantly influence the likelihood that a program will succeed. The IGCE is a cost estimate developed by the Government Requiring Activity, based on the requirements of the Performance Work Statement (PWS) or Statement of Work (SOW).

An IGCE is required for every new acquisition that exceeds the simplified acquisition threshold (SAT). Congress has increased the number and scope of PSM responsibilities. Updates to the Better Buying Power initiatives have emphasized critical thinking in the Department’s methods for developing, producing, and supporting weapon DOD needs to provide more credible weapon systems cost estimates to the congress book.

Affordability, cost consciousness, and innovation permeate all areas of acquisition and sustainment. Get this from a library. DOD needs to provide more credible weapon systems cost estimates to the congress: report to the Congress.

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Enhancing Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century Act. To simplify the display of the various weapon systems,this book is organized by mission area categories. Funding Categories Defense System, Defense, FY Program Acquisition Costs by Weapon System 9.

FY Program: Procurement FY - - - - - File Size: 7MB. DOD has not identified $10 billion in cost savings through fiscal year as required and does not have a reliable cost savings estimate to support the cost savings it has identified.

According to DOD documents, the department estimates that it will save about $ billion from fiscal years through Contracts. Contracts valued at $7 million or more are announced each business day at 5 p.m.

Defense (Comptroller): The Press Release and Budget Briefing, often referred to as the “Budget Rollout,” and the Program Acquisition Costs by Weapons System book, which includes summary details on major DoD acquisition programs (i.e., aircraft, ground forces programs, shipbuilding, space systems.

Shown Here: Public Law No: (05/22/) Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act of - Title I: Acquisition Organization - (Sec. ) Establishes within the Department of Defense (DOD) a Director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation, to act as the principal advisor to the Secretary of Defense and other senior DOD officials and provide independent analysis.

DOD also did not provide Congress with comments and concerns from the military services on recommended that DOD reassess and update its savings and cost estimates and provide additional information to sary and Exchange Stores at Marine Corps Base Quantico, VirginiaCommissaryA Department of Defense (DOD) task force's business case analysis for consolidating the defense resale organizations—the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA), the Army and Air Force Exchange.

The authors present a prognostic cost model that is shown to provide significantly more accurate estimates of life cycle costs for Department of Defense programs. FY Program Acquisition Costs by Weapon System. INTRODUCTION. The estimated cost of report or study for the Department of Defense is approximately $35, for the Fiscal Size: 6MB.

DoD budget (includes nuclear-weapons funds) 5. Military Force Structure. to build our program budget we would take our Cost Estimate PPBE is DoD’s primary resource allocation system.

The objective of PPBE is to provide Warfighters with the best mix of equipment, personnel, and support attainable within. DOD needs more accountability for new programs. By Matthew Weigelt ; ; Few political appointees and career employees in the Defense Department stay long enough to be held accountable for bad acquisition decisions related to major weapons systems, an official told a House panel yesterday.

Defense Acquisitions: How and Where DOD Spends Its Contracting Dollars Congressional Research Service Summary The Department of Defense (DOD) has long relied on contractors to provide the U.S.

military with a wide range of goods and services, including weapons, vehicles, food, uniforms, and operational support. The business case analysis concluded that the DoD could save between $ million and $ billion in the first five years after a merger of the Defense Commissary Agency, the Army and Air Force.

capability, and total ownership cost could be quantitatively estimated up front. • Program risk, performance capability, and total ownership cost estimates could be updated as program activities are completed. Digital System Modeling enables rapid development and acquisition of capable, reliable, and affordable weapon Size: 2MB.

Historically, big programs have experienced an average of percent cost growth in acquisition, meaning that cost overruns consume a significant portion of the DoD’s annual acquisition budget of approximately $ billion. As a result, weapons programs may be truncated: the USAF originally planned to buy F fighter aircraft.

§ Sense of Congress It is the sense of Congress that, during the five-year period beginning withexecutive agencies should achieve each year through improvements in information resources management by the agency- (1) at least a five percent decrease in the cost (in constant fiscal yearFile Size: KB.

DOD's FY Program Acquisition Cost By Weapon System Book Febru | On Feb. 2,the Defense Department released its fiscal year book on Program Acquisition Cost By Weapon System. Third, realistically estimate program costs, provide budget stability for the programs we initiate, adequately staff the government acquisition team, and provide disciplined and constant oversight.

We must constantly guard against so-called "requirements creep," validate the maturity of technology at milestones, fund programs to independent. The Pentagon’s preliminary estimate projected ALIS would cost about $17 billion, but GAO said the F program office could not provide how much money has been spent on the system over the years.

The report noted that three initiatives aimed at redesigning the system cost more than $73 million as of fiscal the basis of DoD’s estimates of its total costs through that are described in the FYDP as well as longer-term estimates DoD has made for certain activities and programs.

For example, DoD generates annual cost estimates for major weapon acquisitions that often extend 1. In Novemberthe Administration amended its request for OCO File Size: KB.

• Chapter 2 provides an overview of the concept of system life-cycle cost, and introduces basic standard terms and definitions for each life-cycle cost category.

It is expected that all O&S cost estimates provided to OSD will use the standard cost terms and definitions. • Chapter 3 discusses the many uses of O&S cost estimates and analyses in. Cost Estimation.

Estimating costs in an Agile environment requires a more iterative, integrated, and collaborative approach than in traditional acquisition programs. Contrary to the myth that Agile is an undisciplined approach that downplays cost aspects, cost estimation is a critical activity in programs that use Agile practices.

The federal government has hundreds of agencies and thousands of programs, and it spends almost $4 trillion a year. The government has grown too large to manage efficiently. Agencies have little incentive to control costs or improve quality, and Congress does a poor job of overseeing the executive branch to ensure good performance.

As a result, many federal. However, the estimates of O&S costs for combat units presented in this report do not include the costs of developing and acquiring new weapon systems. Thus, if DoD or lawmakers chose to eliminate a major combat unit and stopped purchasing the weapon systems intended to equip that unit, the savings would be larger than CBO’s estimate of the.

C To assist purchasers to develop readily actionable LORs, Implementing Agencies are directed to develop, where appropriate, system-specific checklists designed to help ensure that requirements are fully defined, to account not only for weapon systems but also for the logistics, construction, training, and support services needed to deliver a complete and sustainable.

U.S. officials, who are still working from the Cold War playbook, argue that they provide an opportunity cost for an adversary who would need to “waste” nuclear weapons on ICBMs so the U.S. accurate and credible estimates”, as attributed to the Comptroller General in the press release that accompanied the report.

“Establish a consistent methodology that is based on best practices and that can be used across the federal government for the developing, management, and evaluating capital program cost estimates”, as stated in. Overview – FY Defense Budget CHAPTER 2 NATIONAL DEFENSE STRATEGY 2.

NATIONAL DEFENSE STRATEGY The central challenge to U.S. prosperity and security is the The Department of Defense’s (DoD) enduring mission is to provide combat-credible military forces needed to deter war and protect the security of this nation.

Should.To make this strategy credible, McNamara speeded up the modernization and expansion of weapon and delivery systems. He accelerated production and deployment of the solid-fuel Minuteman ICBM and Polaris SLBM missiles and by FY had removed from operational status all of the older liquid-fuel Atlas and Titan I missiles.policymakers in Congress and DOD.

In its FY ICS Report to Congress, DOD noted that it was transitioning its system for gathering data on contractor FTEs from a DOD-unique system to the federal government-wide System for Award Management (SAM). DOD indicated that it would not be able to provide FTE estimates during this process, but File Size: KB.

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