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Master of Science

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David J. Murphy


Aeronautical Systems Center (ASC) system program offices rely on cost metrics to acquire information on program effectiveness and organizational improvement. This study was an attempt to determine the effectiveness of ASC’s cost metrics. The effectiveness of the metrics were determined by the desirability of the behaviors which are exhibited when individuals utilize the specific metrics. Using an expert panel to evaluate the metrics, data was collected using the Group Research Laboratory for Logistics located in Armstrong Laboratory at Wright Patterson AFB, OH. Metric diagnostic charts were utilized to arrange the data into a format which would provide effectiveness information. The results of the study indicated that management should be aware that an integrated approach when utilizing metrics may I provide supplementary information about a particular situation.

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Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School of Logistics and Acquisition Management of The Air Force Institute of Technology