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Improving the effectiveness and acquisition management of selected weapon systems

United States. General Accounting Office

Improving the effectiveness and acquisition management of selected weapon systems

a summary of major issues and recommended actions : summary : report to the Congress

by United States. General Accounting Office

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Published by U.S. General Accounting Office in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States. -- Dept. of Defense -- Procurement,
  • United States -- Armed Forces -- Weapons systems

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby the Comptroller General of the United States
    The Physical Object
    Pagination2 p. ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17969897M

    • Universal Acquisition Data Display and Entry Module provides cost, schedule and performance data management for all unclassified Army acquisition programs • Weapon System Review is a presentation tool used to create, display and distribute standardized charts for the ASA(ALT) weapon system . (b) Requires a determination by the Secretary of Defense and a notification to Congress before acquiring a major weapon system as a commercial item. Definition. As used in this subpart— “Major weapon system,” means a weapon system acquired pursuant to a major defense acquisition program. Policy.

    The main objective of defense acquisition is to obtain quality weapon systems, in a cost-effective and timely manner, that meet an operational need. Two broad types of testing are used to assist in this goal. Developmental testing covers a wide range that includes component testing, modeling and. Our Mission. To guide, direct and strengthen cost analysis within the Department of the Navy; to ensure the preparation of credible cost estimates of the resources required to develop, procure and operate military systems and forces in support of planning, programming, budgeting and acquisition management; and to perform such other functions and tasks as may be directed by higher authority.

    Using our wide-ranging expertise in systems engineering, enterprise architecture, financial analysis, and other disciplines, MITRE helps our sponsors procure and develop systems that are effective, affordable, and delivered on schedule. MITRE's Public-Interest Approach to Acquisition Our sponsors trust MITRE to advise them because we understand more than just the systems. The main DoD Instruction that establishes a flexible management framework for translating capability needs and technology opportunities, based on approved capability needs, into stable, affordable, and well-managed acquisition programs that include weapon systems, services, and automated information systems .


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Title: Improving the Effectiveness and Acquisition Management of Selected Weapon Systems: A Summary of Major Issues and Recommended Actions. Corporate Author: GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC MISSION ANALYSIS AND SYSTEMS ACQUISITION DIV.

Improving the effectiveness and acquisition management of selected weapon systems: a summary of major issues and recommended actions: report to the Congress Author: United States.

Sincethe U.S. Army Weapon Systems Handbook has served as a critical reference document that informs key stakeholders and audiences-primarily Congress—about high-priority Army acquisition programs in a comprehensive and understandable format, while presenting essential information reflecting the strategic context in which the Army operates.

Congress has increased the number and scope of PSM responsibilities. Updates to the Better Buying Power initiatives have emphasized critical thinking in the Department’s methods for developing, producing, and supporting weapon systems. Affordability, cost consciousness, and innovation permeate all areas of acquisition and sustainment.

Weapon Systems Handbook. By ASA(ALT) Octo the U.S. Army Acquisition Corps and larger Army Acquisition Workforce -- comprised of more t military and civilian. A STRATEGY FOR IMPROVING WEAPON SYSTEM AFFORDABILITY by Lt Col Robert N. Gamache, USAF ABSTRACT An approach is presented to maintain the technological supremacy of U.S.

weapon systems at a more affordable cost. This is the defense acquisition challenge for the s. Seven cost. FY Program Acquisition Costs by Weapon System Introduction Major Weapon Systems Overview The performance of tates (U.S.) weapon systems are United S unmatched, ensuring that U.S.

military forces have a tactical combat advantage over any adversary in any environmental situation. The Fiscal Year (FY) 20 21 acquisition (Procurement and. By Steve Stark FORT BELVOIR, Va. — Every edition of the U.S. Army Weapon Systems handbook since is now available in the U.S.

Army Acquisition Support Center’s new online. For our 18th annual assessment of DOD’s weapon programs, we looked at DOD’s plans to acquire about $ trillion worth of new weapons is focused on delivering these weapons quickly, and in some cases has started using a more streamlined process to do so.

However, for many of the programs we looked at, DOD did not take steps to help achieve its goal, such as. o sustaining weapon system support to the nation’s military forces, o improving overall inventory management, o improving distribution effectiveness, o improving asset visibility and accessibility, o providing an integrated enterprise view, and o promoting awareness of strategic supply chain goals.

This report provides an overview of the process by which the Department of Defense (DOD) acquires weapon systems and briefly discusses recent major efforts by Congress and DOD to improve the performance of the acquisition system. The procurement of weapons for our armed forces has traditionally been an issue left to "the experts." However, as the build-up in defense expenditures approaches the trillion-dollar level - the largest in peacetime history - more and more questions have begun to be raised about whether taxpayers are getting their money's worth.

Issues range from whether we are buying the right systems. Wilbur D. Jones Jr.’s Arming the Eagle: A History of U.S. Weapons Acquisition Since (Defense Systems Management College, ) provides a comprehensive review of U.S. weapons. "This ninth edition of Introduction to Defense Acquisition Management includes revisions to the regulatory framework for Defense systems acquisition management from the December Department of Defense Instruction and includes policy for determining requirements for defense systems from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff series, Joint Capabilities Integration and Reviews: 1.

The Effectiveness of Weapon System Acquisition Reform Efforts Article in Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 11(4) January with 3 Reads How we measure 'reads'. on policy, procedure, and execution of the weapon systems acquisition process. DAB The DAB is the senior advisory board for the DoD acquisition system.

The board includes the Vice Chair of the Joint Chiefs, the service Secretaries, and a number of Undersecretaries of Defense. Members of. This guidebook is specifically directed at Computer Systems and Software (CS&S) associated with weapon systems.

Lack of software management guidance has been identified as a major concern for Air Force organizations involved in the acquisition and sustainment of software-intensive weapon : USAF. Defense Science Board, Report of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Department of Defense Policies and Procedures for the Acquisition of Information Technology, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Washington, D.C., March 2.

DOD Directive (Management of the Department of Defense Information Enterprise) defines “information. With hundreds of billions of tax dollars spent each year on goods and services, it is essential that federal acquisition be managed in an efficient and effective manner.

Our work has shown that four interrelated elements promote an efficient and accountable acquisition environment and process: 1) Organizational Alignment and Leadership, 2) Policies and Processes, 3) Human Capital's Acquisition.

Guidelines for Successful Acquisition and Management of Software- Intensive Systems: Weapon Systems Command and Control Systems Management Information Systems.

Volume 2. Appendices. Version [SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT CENTER HILL AFB UT] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Guidelines for Successful Acquisition and Management of Software- Intensive Systems: Weapon Systems.

FY Program Acquisition Costs by Weapon System. Introduction. Weapon system funding amounts, both for development and procurement, are cyclical in that the level of funding is dependent on national security objectives, military strategy, threat projections, inventory objectives, existing inventory levels, and technology obsolescence.Download eBook for Free Examines methods for improving the effectiveness of competition in the acquisition of major weapon systems.

Use of competition at the concept design stage is known to be inexpensive relative to benefits. However, competition is rare during procurement when the expense is immediate and any savings are delayed. Early, realistic cost and schedule estimates and appropriate use of management reserve can help address program problems and can mitigate cost and schedule growth.

These lessons can help the Air Force and other military services improve future acquisition projects, such as the Joint Strike Fighter, unmanned aerial vehicles, and missile programs.