Statistics, Testing, and Defense Acquisition: New Approaches and Methodological Improvements

Statistics, Testing, and Defense Acquisition: New Approaches and Methodological Improvements

by Michael L. Cohen, John E. Rolph, Duane L. Steffey, Panel on Statistical Methods for Testing and Evaluating Defense Systems
     
 

ISBN-10: 0309065518

ISBN-13: 9780309065511

Pub. Date: 05/14/1998

Publisher: National Academies Press

For every weapons system being developed, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) must make a critical decision: Should the system go forward to full-scale production? The answer to that question may involve not only tens of billions of dollars but also the nation's security and military capabilities. In the milestone process used by DOD to answer the basic

Overview

For every weapons system being developed, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) must make a critical decision: Should the system go forward to full-scale production? The answer to that question may involve not only tens of billions of dollars but also the nation's security and military capabilities. In the milestone process used by DOD to answer the basic acquisition question, one component near the end of the process is operational testing, to determine if a system meets the requirements for effectiveness and suitability in realistic battlefield settings. Problems discovered at this stage can cause significant production delays and can necessitate costly system redesign.

This book examines the milestone process, as well as the DOD's entire approach to testing and evaluating defense systems. It brings to the topic of defense acquisition the application of scientific statistical principles and practices.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780309065511
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
05/14/1998
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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