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dc.contributor.advisorOwen, Walter E.
dc.contributor.advisorHildebrandt, Greg
dc.contributor.authorJaynes, Howard R.
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-09T19:19:07Z
dc.date.available2012-08-09T19:19:07Z
dc.date.issued1999-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/8157
dc.description.abstractA changing threat environment, decreasing defense budget, and need for modernization are forcing the Acquisition Process to reform policies and procedures. The Acquisition Process must develop initiatives to reduce both program cycle time and program cost to meet the challenges presented by this new acquisition environment The objectives of this thesis are to explore the overall cycle time and cost growth trends in Army Acquisition Programs, and determine how program schedule growth affects program cost This analysis is relevant in facilitating development of acquisition reform initiatives targeted at reducing program schedule and cost. This study concludes that Army programs experience average cycle time growth of 19.6 months and average cost growth of 49.9%. A significant research finding is that Army programs demonstrate a relationship between schedule growth and cost growth. This research also reveals that program cost growth, identified in the SARs as being induced by schedule growth, is only 14.3% of cost growth adjusted for quantity change. This thesis suggests that schedule growth has a larger effect on cost growth than indicated in the SARs. This research intends to function as an overview of Army Acquisition Program schedule and cost growth, and the relationship between these two important program elementsen_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/correlationnalys109458157
dc.format.extentxv, 173 p.;28 cm.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.titleCorrelation analysis: Army Acquisition Program cycle time and cost variationen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.subject.authorCycle Time Growthen_US
dc.subject.authorCost Growthen_US
dc.subject.authorSAR Dataen_US
dc.subject.authorAcquisition Processen_US
dc.subject.authorCorrelation Analysisen_US
dc.subject.authorDevelopment Cost Curvesen_US
dc.subject.authorChanging Defense Environmenten_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineManagementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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