Transition from Production to Deployment: (Program Office Responsibilities).
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DEFENSE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT COLL FORT BELVOIR VA
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The purpose of the study project was to gain an understanding of requirements, responsibilities and problem areas associated with fielding a new system and to identify those specific functions and problems facing the Program Manager. The project was carried out by reviewing applicable DOD and DA directivesregulations and personal interviews at DARCOM headquarters and selected system program offices. The report tracks deployment planning requirements throughout the materiel acquisition cycle with emphasis on development of the Materiel Fielding Plan during the Full-Scale-Development Phase. Deployment problems discussed, center around the following verifying quality of full-scale-production items, coordinating shipments between contractor and gaining command, initial repair parts support, deployment of support units and technicians, preparedness of gaining command to accept a new system and PMOs follow-on-support. The overall conclusions and implications of the report are the Program Managers responsibilities during system deployment are as critical and demanding as his responsibilities during development and production of the system, and that written deployment plans and face-to-face coordination with the gaining command are vital to successful deployment of a new system. Author
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