Reflections on Being a Department of the Army Systems Coordinator (DASC)
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DEFENSE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT COLL FORT BELVOIR VA
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The purpose of this paper is to provide the Department of the Army Systems Coordinator DASC and other members of the research, development and acquisition field, with a brief explanation of the various elements of the daily environment in which the DASC must work, the importance of each and how they influence his actions the basis of the expertise and credibility the DASC must possess, and how these relate to and can be used in conjunction with the environment to produce effective results and the responsibilities of the DASC to HQDA and the Project Manager PM, the relationship of each to his environment, expertise and credibility, and how potential conflicts between these responsibilities can be minimized. Elements of the environment include the Planning, Programing and Budgeting System PPBS the Congressional process the ASARCDSARC process and the decision making process. The paper is based, in part, upon the writers previous experience, documents, and interviews. It is intended to supplement the education and training of the DASC, and to provide to other members of the program management team an appreciation of the factors which influence the DASCs actions.
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