From Operational Needs to Notional Ships - A New Look,
ASSOCIATION OF SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS OF THE NAVAL AIR AND SEA SYSTEMS COMMAND WASHINGTON DC
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The purpose of this treatise is to contribute to the improvement of ship acquisition in the U.S. Navy by presenting a new look at the early stages of ship development and suggesting that certain management tools be applied. The thrust of the recommendation for management improvement is the attainment of a positive and orderly Pre-Acquisition Phase with the central theme of Integration. The lack of a coordinated effort to systematically examine operational needs and to assimilate the results of studies and ongoing developments creates a situation in which needs, gaps andor shortfalls are not identified until a ship conceptual design begins. The result is that in many cases the products of development programs cannot meet the production schedule of the ship which prompted the development.
- Marine Engineering
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies