Accession Number : ADA260876
Title : Standardization and Interoperability in Future Army Operations
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST BETHESDA MD
Personal Author(s) : Groth, Carl H
Report Date : May 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 17
Abstract : This report analyzes the future role of standardization and interoperability (S and I) in Army operations and presents recommendations for improving Army management of S and I activities. Recent changes in U.S. national security strategy and resources, reinforced by experiences in Desert Shield/Desert Storm, require the Army to improve its ability to operate effectively with its allies and potential members of future coalitions. In NATO, U.S. Army forces will require greater S and I capabilities than ever before if they are to make a meaningful contribution to alliance military capabilities. In Operation Desert Storm, materiel and doctrinal standardization and interoperability contributed significantly to the allied victory; that experience suggests that interoperability with allied forces will be an essential precondition for success in future non-NATO contingencies. The Army needs to clarify policy guidance on, and centralize management of, S and I activities. Army planning documents need to emphasize the importance of S and I activities, in both the materiel area and in the doctrinal and tactical areas. Management of standardization and interoperability should be strengthened, in part through the expanded use of peacetime liaison teams assigned to allied military forces. Overall planning and coordination of S and I initiatives need to be managed carefully to ensure integration into the Army's regional security strategy.
Descriptors : *POLICIES , *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , *INTEROPERABILITY , *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , *ARMY OPERATIONS , *NATO FORCES , *STANDARDIZATION , MATERIEL , STRATEGY , ARMY PLANNING , PERSIAN GULF WAR , DETERRENCE , COOPERATION , RESOURCE MANAGEMENT , POLITICAL ALLIANCES , MILITARY CAPABILITIES , MILITARY DOCTRINE , LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT , NATIONAL SECURITY , CRISIS MANAGEMENT
Subject Categories : Administration and Management
Military Forces and Organizations
Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE