Accession Number : AD1047768


Title :   An Assessment of Operational Energy Capability Improvement Fund (OECIF) Programs 17-S-2544


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Washington United States


Personal Author(s) : Darling ,RuthAnne S ; Sagana,Renelle L ; Bret,Strogen ; Solomon,Kurt W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1047768.pdf


Report Date : 19 Sep 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 88


Abstract : The Department of Defense (DoD) uses the Operational Energy Capability Improvement Fund (OECIF) to invest in science and technology (S and T) efforts that promote long-term improvements to military capabilities aligned to the Department's Operational Energy Strategy. Since the fund's establishment in Fiscal Year (FY) 2012, OECIF has funded a total of 53 studies and programs through FY 2017. Annually, the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy (ODASD(OE)) identifies one or more specific themes for each year to reflect Department priorities and focus the evaluation and management of S and T investments. Following a review of the most promising proposals submitted by the Services, OECIF provides programs with up to four years of funding. This assessment evaluates the success of the 13 programs that began in FY2012, FY 2013, and FY 2015 that are now largely concluded. Specifically, these programs were measured against their stated technical goals and the resulting activities, or transitions, following the end of OECIF funding. Twelve of the thirteen programs were successful, both from a technical and transition perspective, and their transition partners have either already funded or will continue to fund their efforts. These OECIF investments have yielded improved contingency base equipment and shelters that reduce the energy burden on deployed Warfighters. Building on these successes, the Department will continue to use OECIF to invest in opportunities that increase future warfighting capability and reduce operational risk in support of the Department's Operational Energy Strategy. This report is the first of what will become an annual assessment of OECIF programs.


Descriptors :   ENERGY EFFICIENCY , AIR CONDITIONING , HEATING , SHELTERS , POWER , GENERATORS , GROUND VEHICLES , MILITARY AIRCRAFT , UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES , SOLAR ENERGY , RENEWABLE ENERGY , ELECTRICAL MICROGRIDS , ELECTRIC POWER TRANSMISSION , ENERGY TRANSFER , TEMPERATURE CONTROL , ENERGY CONSUMPTION , ENERGY MANAGEMENT , COOLING


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE