Evaluating Annual Fixed Wing Maintenance Costs
Bunecke, K., White, E. D., Ritschel, J. D., & Bush, B. A.
Using descriptive statistics and regression analysis, the authors investigate and determine which programmatic characteristics appear significantly predictive of rising annual maintenance costs.
Bunecke, K., White, E. D., Ritschel, J. D., & Bush, B. A. (2018). Evaluating annual fixed wing maintenance costs. Defense Acquisition Research Journal, 25(3), 244–263. https://doi.org/10.22594/dau.18-797.25.03
Delineating Operating and Support Costs in Aircraft Platforms
1st Lt Garrett B. O’Hanlon, USAF, Jonathan D. Ritschel, Edward D. White, and Capt Gregory E. Brown, USAF
Understanding Operating and Support (O&S) costs is crucial to long-term affordability decisions. This study analyzes 52 Air Force aircraft platforms to delineate O&S costs and improve future cost estimates.
O’Hanlon, G. B., Ritschel, J. D., White, E. D., & Brown, G. E. (2018). Delineating operating and support costs in aircraft platforms. Defense Acquisition Research Journal, 25(3), 264–287. https://doi.org/10.22594/dau.18-801.25.03
A Text Mining Analysis of Acquisition Reforms and Expert Views
Capt Amanda L. McGowin, USAF, Jonathan D. Ritschel, Robert D. Fass, and Bradley C. Boehmke
Legislation, in the form of acquisition reforms, is historically enacted to address perceived cost, schedule, and performance problems in the defense acquisition system. Text mining is utilized to examine five major reforms and a compendium of views from 32 acquisition experts to identify commonalities and disconnects.
McGowen, A. L., Ritschel, J. D., Fass, R. D., & Boehmke, B. C. (2018). A text mining analysis of acquisition reforms and expert views. Defense Acquisition Research Journal, 25(3), 288–323. https://doi.org/10.22594/dau.18-802.25.03
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