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Master of Science

First Advisor

Richard Antolini, PhD


The growing role of Air Force Air Logistics Centers ALC in complex, multiyear developmental programs increases the need for effective cost and schedule performance measurement. In order to effectively manage these activities, timely and accurate cost and schedule information must be collected and compared with an established baseline. The ALCs need a new management technique which facilitates this type of performance measurement. A proven approach to cost and schedule performance measurement in weapon system acquisitions is Earned Value EV. This approach, required of contractors who are subjected to the CostSchedule Control Systems Criteria CSCSC, allows the program manager to obtain cost and schedule variances at one month intervals during program execution. These variances will corroborate known program problems, or give a first indication of potential problems within a program. This document describes what performance measurements are currently in use and how the EV concept is being applied to organic maintenance programs. The thesis also relates some of the management challenges which impede the implementation of an EV measurement system at organic maintenance.

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Co-authored thesis.

The authors' Vita pages are omitted.

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