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By Mark Lorell

A few analyses have lately been performed in efforts to replace technical rate types and value estimating relationships for fixed-wing strive against plane, particulary in gentle of the various cost-saving measures which have been initiated over the last decade. This record makes a speciality of aqguisition reform or the establishment of adjustments in executive acquisition procrsses or within the dating among the govt. and division of security primes.

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This chapter includes two main categories of estimates: 1. Direct estimates of the claimed DoD regulatory and oversight compliance cost premium; and 2. Early estimates of overall DoD AR savings. The direct estimates are discussed in several different groupings based on the period in which they were developed, who developed them, and the quality of the estimates. These categories are discussed more fully below. 9 10 An Overview of Acquisition Reform Cost Savings Estimates Initial DoD estimates of overall AR cost savings are also discussed in this chapter for several reasons.

S. Air Force AR pilot programs for the development of new munitions or munitions guidance kits. Chapter Four more briefly reviews a wider variety of AR pilot programs and other types of nonstandard military development efforts. Estimates of savings claimed from multiyear production contracts are presented in Chapter Five. The final chapter presents in the form of tables all the cost savings estimates from the entire report. Most of the tables have a column labeled “estimate quality” that distinguishes between three kinds of estimates.

However, some contractors noted that it is difficult to separate the effects of downsizing and mergers from regulatory reform as factors causing a reduction in contracting and other overhead personnel. Furthermore, many contractors stressed that the decline in the overall business base overwhelms any overhead reductions due to regulatory reform. None of these firms had systematically collected actual data to support AR savings claims. Firms singled out TINA as the most onerous regulatory burden listed in the C&L top ten.

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