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Cost Effectiveness Program Plan for Joint Tactical Communications. Volume 3 Life Cycle Costing, Appendix 2

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Technical Report

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Joint Tactical Communications Office Fort Monmouth United States

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The Joint Tactical Communications Office TRI-TAC is the system architect for joint tactical communications equipment and systems. As such this Office is concerned with the overall management, development and acquisition of these equipmentsystems. A critical aspect of the TRI-TAC mission is to ensure that cost is considered equal in importance to equipment performance and program schedules. Cost, in this sense, encompasses research and development and procurement costs as well as the cost of owning and operating the equipment during its useful life. When added together, these costs define the Life Cycle Cost LCC of the equipment. As the systems architect, the TRI-TAC Office develops and controls the performance and interface specifications for the individual eouipment that will be assembled by the Services to form tactical communications systems. A specific ServiceAgency is tasked to develop a type of equipment and to procure it in Quantities sufficient to satisfy the stated requirements of all the Services. The role of the TRI-TAC Office and of the DoD ServicesAgencies is described in DoD Directive 5148.7, The Joint Tactical Communications Program11, Janury 1978.

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  • Radio Communications
  • Economics and Cost Analysis

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