An Assessment of the Practicality of a Total Ship OPEVAL
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DEFENSE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT SCHOOL FORT BELVOIR VA
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The overall purpose of the study project was to assess the practicality of the total ship OPEVAL for a conventional production vice R and D ship program. This report contains an overview of the Navy T and E actions that were taken to implement the policies of DOD Directive 5000.3. A detailed analysis of the ship acquisition T and E process is provided, from which a model is generated to serve as a framework for analyzing the marginal utility of adding a total ship OPEVAL to this process. Three considerations emerge which lead to the conclusion that an OPEVAL would be impractical in all cases except the R and D case, which was not considered 1 there are inherent constraints and artificialities in such an exercise 2 the objectives are already achieved under the existing ship T and E process, and 3 there would be a negligible return on investment. A recommendation is made that DOD Directive 5000.3 be revised to reflect the conclusions of this report and that two Navy T and E guidance manuals be revised to reflect the conceptualization of the ship acquisition T and E process described in the report. Recommendations are made for several follow-on study projects.
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