Accession Number:

ADA026566

Title:

The Integration of Fragmented Non-Major Systems: A Management Problem.

Descriptive Note:

Study project rept.,

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT SCHOOL FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

The Air Force has proposed the modular weapons concept as a weapon acquisition technique to provide technically sufficient weapons while avoiding the proliferation of individual weapon systems. This concept, being applied to the development of the Air Forces guided weapons program, is to develop a standardized set of weapon components. This will provide a mechanism for systematic upgrading of weapons by incorporating new technology into the modular weapon family in the form of a new module. It will require the integration of fragmented weapon components which can be developed throughout the Air Force Systems Command. This study looks at the integration process and at the management problems associated with implementing the modular weapons concept. The main source of problems is that the process is dynamic and requires the PM to work horizontally across the DoD organizations. This is difficult to accomplish on a broad scale in the bureaucratic form of organization. The concept is further compounded by the lack of an approved DoD plan for implementing the concept on a tri-Service basis.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE