Increasingly, the most important consideration at defense program milestone reviews is related to cost and affordability. A program will not survive in today’s environment if it’s not affordable. Not only are early milestones scrutinized for rapidly increasing development costs, but favorable production decisions may be contingent on cost reduction initiatives. These days, even long-term sustainment costs are questioned. Large multi-year production contracts present additional challenges as cost savings must be formally documented in exhibits for Congress.
Dayton Aerospace has a long and successful track record of conducting studies, reviews, and analyses resulting in strategies, processes, and initiatives to reduce the cost of programs in all phases of the life cycle for both government and industry clients. We’ve helped multiple major programs, including C-17, F-22, and V-22, attack their cost issues. Whether your team is preparing for a milestone review, getting control of spiraling costs, developing long-term strategies, or submitting a winning proposal, we have the right experts to help with a variety of tasks and answer important affordability questions.