Accession Number : AD1040380


Title :   How Well Can Existing Software Support Processes Accomplish Sustainment of a Non-Developmental Item-Based Acquisition Strategy


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,25 Jul 2016,06 Apr 2017


Corporate Author : DEFENSE ACQUISITION UNIV ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND United States


Personal Author(s) : Nikolich,Graciano


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1040380.pdf


Report Date : 06 Apr 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 54


Abstract : The Department of Defense is increasingly moving toward software-intensive tactical systems. Software sustainment presents a differing set of characteristics over its hardware counterpart. To understand better how these differing characteristic may affect the current support processes established for the hardware-dominated landscape, this paper examines how a recent, ongoing, acquisition of a software-intensive tactical system (Joint Tactical Radio System) is aligning to the existing DoD and Army policy and guidelines for software sustainment. The paper further tries to identify potential disconnects presented by the DoD/Army's movement toward acquiring systems under the Non-Developmental Item (NDI) strategy. Under an NDI acquisition, the program manager acquires the end system with little to no development contribution or design insight. Recommendations are made to assist the Army in recognizing such challenges and considering modifications to the current processes.


Descriptors :   DEFENSE ACQUISITION , application software , software development , open system architecture , software design , military acquisition , vulnerability


Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE