Virtually every aspect of national defense involves computer support. Automation extents to logistics; financial management and administration; health care delivery; command, control, and communications; intelligence; tactical operations; and weapon systems. Because automation requires scarce time and resources, you must understand the available alternatives and their costs and benefits. Economic analysis gives you the tools you need to evaluate and compare the alternatives. Appendix E of this study gives you revised routines for doing an economic analysis. This guidance assumes that you are a novice in the field of economic analysis. Thus, the guidance develops material slowly, from a few very basic economic and common sense principles. While you can easily apply these techniques to many investment problems, this study limits the guidance to the economic problem of choice within the ADP arena.
Haga, William J. Henderson, David R.
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
Naval Postgraduate School
M.S. in Information Systems
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