A Better Basis for Ship Acquisition Decisions

Report Number: NPS-AM-11-C8P18R02-064

Series: Acquisition Management

Category: Costing

Report Series: Proceedings Paper

Authors: Dan Billingsley

Title: A Better Basis for Ship Acquisition Decisions

Published: 2011-04-01

Sponsored By: Acquisition Research Program

Status: Published--Unlimited Distribution

Research Type: Other Research Faculty

Full Text URL: http://acquisitionresearch.net/files/FY2011/NPS-AM-11-C8P18R02-064.pdf

Keywords: Naval Ship Acquisition, Cost, Performance, Rist, Schedule,


Naval ship acquisition is widely thought to be too expensive, too long, too uncertain, and too risky.
Throughout the ship development process, decision makers at all levels are afflicted by unreliable estimates and projections of cost, performance, schedule, and risk of competing alternatives. In this context,