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Report of the Defense Science Board 1981 Summer Study Panel on Operational Readiness with High Performance Systems
DEFENSE SCIENCE BOARD WASHINGTON DC
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The major conclusions of the study are 1 High performance is not necessarily incompatible with readiness as long as DoD demands and manages acquisition and readiness to that goal 2 While high technology should be exploited, that objective must be disciplined by a fixed requirement that all systems meet stringent reliability, maintainability, and useability standards before and after entering the force 3 The chief cause of low operational availability is low reliability coupled with the lack of spares at the maintenance work sites. A shortage of spares is a Dod management, not a specific weapon system, shortcoming and 4 Under current management practices, readiness aspects of systems development are sacrificed when time and funds run short.
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