VAMOSCVisibility & Management of Operation & Support Cost
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The DoD has accumulated valuable information about its sustainment costs through systems like AFTOC and VAMOSC.
However, by analyzing the actual sustainment costs in VAMOSC and AFTOC, the 70 percent O&S to 30 percent Acquisition cost ratio for a "typical" DoD weapon system appears not to be valid.
Recommendation: To improve DOD's ability to manage and reduce O&S costs of weapon systems over their life cycle, the Secretary of Defense should direct the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics and the Director of OSD Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation to direct the Army to develop and implement a strategy for improving its VAMOSC system.