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Authors: Obaid Younossi, Mark V. Arena, Robert S. Leonard,
Publisher: RAND
Keywords: assessment, completed, ongoing, programs, quantitative, increasing, system, cost, growth, weapon
Number of Pages: 100
Published: 2007
ISBN-10: 0833041355
ISBN-13: 9780833041357

In recent decades, there have been numerous attempts to rein in the cost growth of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition programs. Cost growth is the ratio of the cost estimate reported in a program
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Author: Francis McCarthy
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: evolution, analysis, shares, cost, disaster, fema
Number of Pages: 28
Published: 2010-11
ISBN-10: 1437931278
ISBN-13: 9781437931273

Contents: (1) Historical Cost-Share Thresholds: Authorities and Regulations; FEMA Cost-Share Rule; (2) Timing and Frequency of Cost-Share Adjustments; (3) Cost-Share Waivers By Program Area: Cost-Share Waivers for Public Assistance, and Hazard Mitigation; (4) Specific Cost-Shares: Mt. St. Helens; Hurricanes Hugo and Andrew; Floods of 1993; Red River Floods of 1997; (5) Hurricanes Katrina, Wilma, Dennis, and Rita; (6) Other Hurricane Katrina Cost-Shares: Section 403 Housing/Sheltering; (7) Hurricanes Gustav and Ike and Other Disasters, 2009; (8) World Trade Center -- 9/11 Cost-Share Waivers; Co
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Author: Barry Leonard
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: program, costs, exposure, draft, managing, estimating, assessment, guide, practices, cost
Number of Pages: 440
Published: 2008-04-01
ISBN-10: 1428989013
ISBN-13: 9781428989016

Contents: Characteristics of Credible Cost Estimates & a Reliable Process for Creating Them; Why Cost Estimates Are Required for Govżt. Programs & Challenges in Developing Results; Criteria for Cost Estimating, EVM, & Data Reliability; Cost Analysis Overview; The Cost Estimateżs Purpose, Scope, & Schedule; The Cost Assessment Team; Technical Baseline Description; Work Breakdown Structure; Ground Rules & Assumptions; Data; Developing a Point Estimate; Estimating Software Costs; Sensitivity Analysis; Cost Risk & Uncertainty; Validating the Estimate; Documenting the Estimate; Presenting the Est
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Author: Lionel A. Galway
Publisher: RAND
Keywords: risk, analysis, review, cost, elicitation, probability, distribution, subjective
Number of Pages: 100
Published: 2007
ISBN-10: 0833040111
ISBN-13: 9780833040114

A cost estimate for a project such as the acquisition of a new aircraft or satellite system carries with it an inherent probability that the actual cost will exceed the estimate
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Author: Mark Schreiner
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: subsidy, measuring, institutions, finance, development
Number of Pages: 116
Published: 2001-10-01
ISBN-10: 0821349848
ISBN-13: 9780821349847

The purpose of the measurement of the social cost of subsidised development finance institutions (DFIs) is to see if the social benefit exceeds the social cost. In most cases, it is so expensive to measure social benefits that a full-blown social cost-benefit analysis cannot be done. The measurement of social costs, however, is not as expensive, and it can inform choices of how to spend public funds. This paper presents two measures of social cost. The first is the Subsidy Dependence Index (SDI) that can measure social cost in short time frames. The second measure is the net present cost of so
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Author: James C. Cosgrove
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: medicare, plans, cost, care, managed, observations
Number of Pages: 35
Published: 2010-10
ISBN-10: 1437927041
ISBN-13: 9781437927047

Medicare cost plans -- managed care plans paid based on the reasonable costs of delivering Medicare-covered services -- enroll a small number of beneficiaries compared to Medicare Advantage (MA), Medicare's managed care program in which the plans accept financial risk if their costs exceed fixed payments received for each enrolled beneficiary. This report: (1) determined the MA options available to beneficiaries in cost plans; (2) described key differences for beneficiaries between cost plans, MA plans, and Medicare fee-for-service; (3) determined the extent to which org. offering cost plans a
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Author: James C. Cosgrove
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: medicare, plans, cost, care, managed, observations
Number of Pages: 35
Published: 2010-10
ISBN-10: 1437927327
ISBN-13: 9781437927320

Medicare cost plans ¿ managed care plans paid based on the reasonable costs of delivering Medicare-covered services ¿ enroll a small number of beneficiaries compared to Medicare Advantage (MA), Medicare¿s managed care program in which the plans accept financial risk if their costs exceed fixed payments received for each enrolled beneficiary. This report: (1) determined the MA options available to beneficiaries in cost plans; (2) described key differences for beneficiaries between cost plans, MA plans, and Medicare Fee-For-Service; (3) determined the extent to which organizations offering co
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