ECP Processing Delays in a Joint Service Project.
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DEFENSE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT SCHOOL FORT BELVOIR VA
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The purpose of this study was to investigate delays in the processing of ECPs in a particular multi-Service commodity oriented project. The investigation covers that phase in the processing of an ECP from the receipt of the proposal by the Government to the approvaldisapproval decision by the Configuration Control Board Chairman. The system that was studied has the following characteristics which make it somewhat unique 1 there are seven Configuration Control Boards within the Project, 2 each Configuration Control Board has members from each of the four Services, 3 each Configuration Control Board processes ECPs for more than one end item, and 4 the Configuration Control Board members do not convene to a central location for meetings. Research for the study consisted of a review of the applicable regulations, an analysis of data on the time necessary to complete major tasks in the ECP evaluation process, and interviews with individuals involved in the processing of ECPs. Recommendations contained in the report are to 1 establish realistic processing targets for each major processing step, 2 expedite the implementation of a Configuration Status Accounting System, 3 eliminate unecessary board members, and 4 forward ECP information directly to the individuals who must evaluate that information.
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