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Title: Is the ratio of investment between R&D to Production in Major Defense Acquisition Programs experiencing fundamental change?
Authors: Andrew Hunter
Keywords: Ratio of Investment
Defense Acquisition Programs
Issue Date: 1-Oct-2018
Publisher: Acquisition Research Program
Citation: Published--Unlimited Distribution
Series/Report no.: Acquisition Management
Abstract: With the advent of the information age, both commercial industry and the Department of Defense are moving towards complex R&D-intensive systems over the simpler, mass-produced systems of the industrial age. This paper uses budgetary and program data to better understand the historical trends in the relationship of production costs to development costs in complex acquisition programs.
Description: Acquisition Management / Grant-funded Research
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