Implementing the Next-Generation Product Support Strategy
Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Materiel Readiness Fort Belvoir United States
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Accumulating budget pressures and ongoing DoD leadership attention has accelerated the need to reduce weapons system life cycle costs and maximize efficiencies across the entire Department. This focus on total life cycle management has created renewed attention to the weapon system support areanow referred to as product support, an area in which DoD spends over 132 billion annually. As a result, the DoD established a cross-functional team of stakeholders from the Services, agencies, industry, and academia, known as the Product Support Assessment Team PSAT, to drive critical process changes needed to reduce costs and facilitate next generation product support across the entire enterprise.