Improving the Cost Estimation of Space Systems: Past Lessons and Future Recommendations

  title={Improving the Cost Estimation of Space Systems: Past Lessons and Future Recommendations},
  author={Obaid Younossi and Mark A. Lorell and Kevin Brancato and Cynthia R. Cook and Mel Eisman and Bernard J Fox and John C. Graser and Yeowon A Kim and Robert S. Leonard and Shari Lawrence Pfleeger and Jerry M. Sollinger},
Abstract : In response to historically high cost growth in the acquisition of space systems, the Under Secretary of the Air Force, in accordance with National Security Space (NSS) Acquisition Policy, directed the Air Force acquisition community to support the development of independent, accurate, and timely cost analyses to make the acquisition of NSS systems more realistic in terms of estimated costs. In turn, the former commander of Air Force Space Command (AFSPC), Gen Lance W. Lord, and the… CONTINUE READING


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