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The Project Definition Phase and Maintainability
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published January 01, 1964 by SAE International in United States
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Current Project Definition Phase doctrine is reviewed with special emphasis on maintainability and reliability (M&R) trade-offs within context of the “total system” required to produce a military capability and the total program lifetime cost of its achievement. It is held that while M&R policy is clear and enlightened, the tools required to put that policy into practice have yet to be perfected. As a result of forces now at work, it is argued that not only will the required M&R capability be perfected, but that breakthrough advances in the whole field of defense management should be expected.
CitationMassey, R., "The Project Definition Phase and Maintainability," SAE Technical Paper 640586, 1964, https://doi.org/10.4271/640586.
- Department of Defense Directive 3200.9 of February 26, 1964, “Project Definition Phase.”
- Department of Defense “Incentive Contracting Guide,” prepared by the Office of Assistant Secretary of Defense (Installations and Logistics), 1963, Army FM 38–34, Navy NAVEX0S P-2451, Air Force AFP 70–1–5, P. 41.
- Ibid., p. 17.
- Ibid., pp. 38–9.
- Charles J. Hitch, “Economics and Military Operations Research,” in “Review of Economics and Statistics,” August 1958.
- “Incentive Contracting Guide,” op. cit., p. 52.
- Enthoven Alain and Rowen Henry, “Defense Planning and Organization,” available in “Public Finances: Needs, Sources and Utilization,” Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1960), p. 390.
- Merton J. Peck and Frederic M. Scherer, “The Weapons Acquisition Process, An Economic Analysis.” Boston: Harvard Business School, 1962.