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Balut, Stephen J.

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Works: 35 works in 37 publications in 1 language and 38 library holdings
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Classifications: UF533.5,
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Most widely held works by Stephen J Balut
An inventory planning model for Navy enlisted personnel by Stephen J Balut( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Status of DoD's capability to estimate the costs of weapon systems by Stephen J Balut( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suppose you are the cost analyst responsible for estimating the cost of a weapon system (e.g., tactical aircraft) in preparation for a major milestone review (e.g., Milestone II, Engineering and Manufacturing Development). Do you have the data you need? Do you have the right methods (e.g., cost-estimating relationships) and tools (e.g., automated models)? At the 1998 DoD Cost Analysis Symposium, representatives from each of the Military Departments answered these questions as best they could for all major commodity types. The Air Force representative addressed aircraft and space systems; the Navy representative discussed ships and electronics; and the Army representative addressed missile systems, land vehicles, and ordnance. A representative from the OSD Cost Analysis Improvement Group (CAIG) added the CAIG perspective and provided highlights of the upcoming Defense Acquisition Board schedule where these estimates will be needed. The findings of this panel of representatives will be used to revise the DoD Six-Year Cost Research Plan that will guide future investments in DoD cost research
Assessment of the Contractor Cost Data Reporting (CCDR) System by Stephen J Balut( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Contractor Cost Data Reporting (CCDR) system is one of several systems for collecting DoD cost data that were established to meet the rising demand for records of actual cost experiences. Such costs form the bases of projections of the costs of future weapon systems. The CCDR system, now more than twenty years old, has regulatory weaknesses and has experienced implementation failures. This IDA study was initiated to determine what improvements could be made in the quality and usefulness of data collected by this system. IDA concluded that defense cost analysts need actual cost data and will get it one way or another, and that, although the quality and usefulness of CCDR data have declined, alternative collection methods would cost more than the existing system. We found that impediments to use of CCDR data were not insurmountable. We offer recommendations for rebuilding confidence in the data, providing ready access to it, and increasing utility and knowledge of and experience with these data
The IDA (Institute for Defense Analyses) Cost Research Symposium( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This document contains a catalogue of the studies discussed at a meeting on cost research held on 18 May 1989 at the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA). Participants included the directors of offices that sponsor and conduct defense cost research. The descriptions of studies contained in the document were prepared by the participants and submitted to the authors, who assigned keywords in order to present an overview of trends in the field
N Job, One Machine Scheduling to Minimize the Number of Late Jobs when Set-Up Times are Sequence Dependent by Stephen John Balut( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Two algorithms have been formulated for scheduling n jobs through a single facility to minimize the number of late jobs when set-up times are sequence dependent. The first is a simple matrix algorithm which solves the problem when jobs must be processes in first-come, first-served (FCFS) order. The second is a branch and bound technique which arrives at an optimal solution with no restrictions on the sequence used. Both algorithms are demonstrated by examples. (Author)
Proceedings of the 3rd IDA-CIISS Workshop: Challenges and Opportunities of Common Security and the Business of Defense( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

On October 14-15, 2008, representatives from IDA and the China Institute for International Strategic Studies (CIISS) met at CIISS in Beijing, China, for their third workshop for the purpose of fostering dialog between the United States and China on subjects of common interest. The topics addressed at this workshop were challenges and opportunities of common security and the business of defense. This document contains the proceedings of the workshop, including a speech delivered by General Larry D. Welch of IDA on the first workshop topic. Question-and-answer periods throughout the workshop focused mostly on the political status of Taiwan
Defense cost research project and plans, 2000 by Stephen J Balut( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The IDA Cost Research Symposium Held in Alexandria, Virginia on May 24, 1990( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This document contains a catalogue of the studies discussed at a meeting on cost research held on 24 May 1990 at the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA). Participants included the directors of offices that sponsor and conduct defense cost research. The descriptions of studies contained in the document were prepared by the participants and submitted to the authors, who assigned keywords in order to present an overview of trends in the field
Trends in a Sample of Defense Aircraft Contractors' Costs( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This paper contains information on historical trends in direct and indirect costs for four defense aircraft contractors: General Dynamics-Fort Worth Division, Grumman Aerospace Corporation, McDonnell Aircraft Company, and Northrop Aircraft Company. The trends are presented for those four contractors in aggregate rather than individually. The paper concludes with a look at what these trends may mean in terms of future costs
Comparison of Three Rules of Thumb to the Optimal Solution in Investigation Theory - with Sample Problems by Stephen John Balut( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The investiation problem considered here is one in which there is an investigator in a region with several objects, all of which are attempting to cross a specific boundary of the region. The investigator is to investigate as many of the objects as possible before they cross the boundary. In the paper it is assumed that all objects are moving parallel to one another directly toward the boundary. The investigator has speed greater than the objects, and can change his course instantaneously. Forth sample problems with 20 objects each were randomly generated and solved optimally using branch and bound methods previously developed by the authors. In the first twenty problems, all targets have the same speed. In the second set of twenty problems, the target speeds differ. Solutions for the same problems were obtained through application of three easily implemented rules of thumb is determined through comparison of results with the optimal solutions. (Author)
An Inventory Planning Model for Navy Enlisted Personnel( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The model specifies annual accessions plus minimum allocations to formal and on-the-job training needed to maintain future inventories within specified limits of manpower requirements. Plans are derived simultaneously for many skill categories over several years. Restrictions are imposed on the size of annual inventories, flows between skill categories and smoothness of flows into formal training. Experience levels within skill category are explicitly accounted for by allowing specification of up to 3 length-of-service groups. The methodology is linear programming, which can be extended to stochastic programming to account for uncertainty in projections of future requirements. Plans derived using actual Navy data are presented. (Author)
Defense Cost Research Projects and Capabilities, 2001( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

OSD's Cost Analysis Improvement Group (CAIG) is involved in an annual cycle of efforts aimed at improving DoD's ability to forecast future costs. During the DoD Cost Analysis Symposium, the CAIG reviews the status of DoD's capabilities to estimate the costs of forces and weapon systems. At the annual IDA Cost Research Symposium, CAIG representatives discuss ongoing and planned cost research projects with other offices and organizations involved in defense-related cost research. Following these annual events, the CAIG prepares a plan that encourages those who conduct cost research to focus on areas of highest payoff in view of pending acquisition decisions. This document presents information from certain aspects of this annual process for the 2001 cycle. It presents the summaries of current and planned cost research projects at the offices and organizations that participated in this year's IDA Cost Research Symposium and describes the Services' individual assessments of defense cost-estimating capabilities
The 1997 IDA Cost Research Symposium( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This document contains a catalog of cost research projects discussed at the IDA Cost Research Symposium held on 22 May 1997. Participants included representatives of offices and organizations that sponsor and conduct the research. The purpose of this annual symposium is to facilitate the exchange of research findings and other information in order to avoid wasteful duplication of effort and enhance each organization's ability to conduct research planning for the future. Each project summary included in this document presents the project title, a descriptive summary, classification, sponsor, performer, researchers, schedule, data bases, publications, and keywords. The research directors of the offices and organizations that participated report that catalogs associated with prior symposia (1989 through 1996) have been useful in facilitating the exchange of data, data sources, findings, and reports, thereby contributing to improved efficiency in the cost analysis function within the Department of Defense
The 1996 IDA Cost Research Symposium( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This document contains a catalog of cost research projects discussed at the IDA Cost Research Symposium held on 23 May 1996. Participants included representatives of offices and organizations that sponsor and conduct the research. The purpose of this annual symposium is to facilitate the exchange of research findings and other information in order to avoid wasteful duplication of effort and enhance each organization's ability to conduct research planning for the future. Each project summary included in this document presents the project title, a descriptive summary, classification, sponsor, performer, researchers, schedule, data bases, publications, and keywords. The research directors of the offices and organizations that participated report that catalogs associated with prior symposia (1989 through 1995) have been useful in facilitating the exchange of data, data sources, findings, and reports, thereby contributing to improved efficiency in the cost analysis function within the Department of Defense
The 1998 IDA Cost Research Symposium( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This document contains a catalog of cost research projects discussed at the IDA Cost Research Symposium held on 21 May 1998. Participants included representatives of offices and organizations that sponsor and conduct the research. The purpose of this annual symposium is to facilitate the exchange of research findings and other information in order to avoid wasteful duplication of effort and enhance each organization's ability to conduct research planning for the future. Each project summary included in this document presents the project title, a descriptive summary, classification, sponsor, performer, researchers, schedule, data bases, publications, and keywords. The research directors of the offices and organizations that participated report that catalogs associated with prior symposia (1989 through 1997) have been useful in facilitating the exchange of data, data sources, findings, and reports, thereby contributing to improved efficiency in the cost analysis function within the Department of Defense
Status of DoD's Capability to Estimate the Costs of Weapon Systems: 1999 Update( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suppose you are the cost analyst responsible for estimating the cost of a weapon system in preparation for a major milestone review (e.g., Milestone H, Engineering and Manufacturing Development). Do you have the data, methods (e.g., cost-estimating relationships), and tools (e.g., automated models) you need? Representatives from each of the Military Departments answered these questions for all major commodity types at the Annual DoD Cost Analysis Symposium held on February 3-5, 1999. The Air Force representative addressed space systems and fixed-wing aircraft; the Navy representative discussed ships, electronics, and automated information systems; and the Army representative addressed missiles, rotary-wing aircraft, and surface vehicle systems. A representative from the OSD Cost Analysis Improvement Group (CAIG) summarized the findings and added the OSD perspective. He also provided highlights of the upcoming Defense Acquisition Board schedule where these estimates will be needed. The findings of this panel will he used to revise the DoD Six-Year Cost Research Plan that will guide future investments in DoD cost research
Application of Systems Analysis in the U.S. Department of Defense( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The use of systems analysis has expanded since its invention some 50 years ago to include not only the DoD but all U.S. Federal Agencies. Although it can be a powerful analytical technique, systems analysis took off so fast that necessary building blocks for its successful use were not yet in place. Because users of the technique lacked necessary knowledge and experience, some early systems analyses resulted in faulty decisions that angered the U.S. Congress and embarrassed the DoD. The use of systems analysis was abruptly curtailed by the DoD until needed building blocks were put into place. A strengthened process reemerged that is being applied today. Lessons from U.S. experience with systems analysis can be useful to others interested in using the technique
The 2008 IDA Cost Research Workshop: Contractor Data Reporting Systems( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Several Department of Defense (DoD) offices are responsible for estimating and monitoring the costs of defense systems and forces in support of planning, programming, budgeting, and acquisition decisions. For example, the Cost Analysis Improvement Group (CAIG) in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) provides independent cost estimates and reports on life-cycle costs of major defense acquisition programs (MDAPs) in Acquisition Category ID (see Reference [1]). Cost agencies and centers in the relevant defense components provide independent estimates for other MDAPs. The OSD CAIG leads efforts by these and other offices and organizations to improve the Defense Department's technical capabilities to forecast future costs. Near the beginning of each year, during the DoD Cost Analysis Symposium, the CAIG reviews the status of the Defense Department's capabilities to estimate the costs of defense systems. Several months later, representatives from offices that sponsor defense cost research meet at the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) at the Cost Research Workshop to exchange information on their ongoing and planned cost research projects and discuss current issues. The workshop, jointly sponsored by the OSD CAIG and IDA, has been held every year since 1989 (see References [2 through 21]). The 2008 IDA Cost Research Workshop, held on May 22, 2008, focused on issues related to Department of Defense contractor data reporting systems. Table 1 shows the participants in this year's workshop, and Table 2 presents the workshop agenda. This document summarizes the proceedings of the 2008 workshop (Chapter II) and catalogs defense cost research projects in progress or planned at the time of the workshop (Chapter III)
2002 IDA Cost Research Symposium: Estimating the Costs of Transforming U.S. Military Forces( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Several Department of Defense (DoD) offices are responsible for estimating and monitoring the costs of defense systems and forces in support of planning, programming, budgeting, and acquisition decisions. For example, the Cost Analysis Improvement Group (CAIG) in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) provides independent cost estimates and reports on life-cycle costs of major defense acquisition programs (MDAPs) in Acquisition Category ID (see Reference 11). Cost Agencies/Centers in the relevant defense components provide independent estimates for other MDAPs. The OSD CAIG leads efforts by these and other offices and organizations to improve the technical capabilities of the DoD to forecast future costs. Near the beginning of each year, during the DoD Cost Analysis Symposium, the CAIG reviews the status of DoD's capabilities to estimate the costs of defense systems. Several months later, representatives from offices that sponsor defense cost research meet at the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) to discuss and exchange information on their ongoing and planned cost research projects. The 2002 IDA Cost Research Symposium was held on May 23, 2002. The symposium, jointly sponsored by OSD CAIG and IDA, has been held every year since 1989 (see References 2 THROUGH 15). This document contains the proceedings of the 2002 symposium and catalogs defense cost research projects in progress or planned at the time of the symposium
2003 IDA Cost Research Symposium: Cost of Evolutionary Acquisition/Spiral Development( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every year, at the IDA Cost Research Symposium, the OSD's Cost Analysis Improvement Group (CAIG) meets with representatives from of other offices and organizations involved in defense-related cost research to discuss ongoing and planned cost studies. Selected government offices, Federally Funded Research and Development Centers, and military universities are among the organizations represented. The theme of the 2003 IDA Cost Research Symposium was the cost of evolutionary acquisition/spiral development. This document contains presentations made by symposium panel members on various topics related to the theme. Included are individual service assessments of DoD's capabilities to estimate related costs. The summaries of current and planned cost research projects at the offices and organizations that participated in this year's symposium are contained in an appendix
 
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