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Effects of Budget Reductions on Army Acquisition Support of Equipping and Modernization Goals

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Technical Report,21 Jul 2014,16 Apr 2015

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Defense Acquisition University Aberdeen Proving Ground United States

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During a decade of war, the Army purchased vast amounts of equipment. As the conflicts end and the overall Army budgets are significantly reduced 34 percent since 2008, maintaining the entire equipment portfolio reduces the funding available to meet Army equipping and modernization goals. The Army will need to make decisions about the best way to invest the available funding in the next couple of years and across the current Program Objective Memorandum POM years, fiscal year FY 2017-2021, to meet the goals. The objectives of this study are to provide information on the extent to which legacy systems and nonprograms of record non-POR, including non-standard equipment exist within the Mission Command portfolio, examine their impact on equipping and modernization, and make recommendations on how to divest the equipment no longer needed. The survey results and the insights from the literature review show that the Army needs to take a comprehensive look at the current portfolio of equipment being managed and the link to the new Defense guidance and Army equipping guidance and modernization plans. Any systems or programs that are not linked to the new guidance and plans should be divested.

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  • Administration and Management
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

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