Date of Award
Master of Science in Cost Analysis
Department of Systems Engineering and Management
Michael A. Greiner, PhD
For the past 50 years, the military's use of space for our national defense has increased exponentially. The use of space has increased so much that recent events have led to the approval for most space Major Defense Acquisition Programs to fall under their own process of oversight to track and monitor these programs. The largest reason for this change is due to the difference in spending profiles and current acquisition regulations that are not structured to meet these space expenditure plans. The key problem is no one knows, for sure, how much the oversight process actually costs and if one form of oversight is actually statistically better than the other. If the other processes are better, what actually drives the cost for their oversight?
DTIC Accession Number
DeReus, Darrin L., "Comparative Analysis on the Cost of Oversight for the New National Security Space Acquisition Policy- A Delphi Method Approach" (2004). Theses and Dissertations. 3976.