Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Employing Risk Management to Control Military Construction Costs
by Stuban, Steven M. F., Ph.D., The George Washington University, 2011, 157; 3450683
Abstract (Summary)

Systems acquisition inherently contains elements of uncertainty that must be effectively managed to meet project cost, schedule, and performance objectives. While the U.S. Department of Defense has a record of employing systems engineering technical management processes (including risk management) to address these uncertainties for major weapon systems acquisition, the application of risk management to Military Construction (MILCON) projects is a recent development. This research studies the use of a formal risk management program on a MILCON project and assesses whether such use influences the project's total cost growth relative to that of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' historical data. A case study methodology is employed assessing the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)'s multibillion-dollar NGA Campus East program.

Keywords: Risk Management, Military Construction (MILCON), Construction, Risk, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE, COE), National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Sarkani, Shahram, Mazzuchi, Thomas A.
Commitee: Campos Nanez, Enrique, Holzer, Thomas H., Sarkani, Shahryar
School: The George Washington University
Department: Engineering Mgt and Systems Engineering
School Location: United States -- District of Columbia
Source: DAI-B 72/07, Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Management, Military studies, Systems science
Keywords: Construction costs, Corps of engineers, Milcon, Military construction, National geospatial-intelligence agency, Risk management
Publication Number: 3450683
ISBN: 9781124597171
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