Cost as a Military Requirement

Report Number: UMD-AM-12-210

Series: Acquisition Management

Category: Costing

Report Series: Sponsored Report

Authors: Jacques S. Gansler, William Lucyshyn

Title: Cost as a Military Requirement

Published: 2012-01-01

Sponsored By: Acquisition Research Program

Status: Published--Unlimited Distribution

Research Type: Other Research Faculty

Full Text URL: http://acquisitionresearch.net/files/FY2012/UMD-AM-12-210.pdf

Keywords: weapons system performance, cost, target costing, defense market

Abstract:

In 1916, Frederick Lanchester theorized that the power of a military force is proportional to the
square of the number of its units. Despite technological advances in military weaponry,
Lanchester