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EileenSurvey of Modular Military Vehicles: Benefits and Burdens
Jean M. Dasch and David J. Gorsich

Military vehicles can be designed from a modular standpoint to maximize cost savings and/or adapt­ability. This article surveys vehicle modularity from a historical viewpoint and considers design deci­sions that contribute to benefits or burdens over the life cycle of the vehicle.
initialTechnology Approach: DoD Versus Boeing (A Comparative Study)
A. Lee Battershell

A development timeline is used to analyze comparisons and contrasts in the development of the C-17 and the Boeing 777 over a span of 15 years.
WorkTapping Transaction Costs to Forecast Acquisition Cost Breaches
Laura E. Armey and Diana I. Angelis

Transaction costs are estimated using Systems Engineering and Program Management (SE/PM) costs as a share of total costs; survival analysis is then used to predict whether such costs influence the likelihood of cost breaches.
ArndtHuman Systems Engineering and Program Success—A Retrospective Content Analysis
Liana Algarín

This article describes the use of retrospective content analysis to examine documents from Major Defense Acquisition Programs. The outcome demonstrates the impact of implementation of Humans Systems Integration on system develop­ment life-cycle cost and schedule.

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