Accession Number:

ADA028653

Title:

The New Army Product Improvement Program.

Descriptive Note:

Student study rept.,

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT SCHOOL FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

The AMARC study released in April 1974, recommended that the Army bias toward development of new systems, should be revised toward an evolutionary development program. The newly published regulation governing the program should be of interest to all members of the weapons system acquisition community. This new regulation has made the program more dynamic by 1 shifting the Army Staff responsibility to DCSRDA from DCSLOG, 2 providing for front end direction for a new proposal through a semi-annual Product Improvement review board of General Officers, 3 significantly increasing the approval thresholds for the sponsoring agencies, and 4 including formal policy statements on evolutionary vs revolutionary developments, limits on first priority programs, and cost-benefit analysis. This report shows how a well-conceived and executed program was applied on a major weapon system, briefly reviews the old program, explains the Product Improvement Program under the new regulation, and highlights the major changes between the old and new programs.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE