Description of the Air Force Maintenance Training Device Acquisition and Utilization Processes.
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The purpose of this study was to obtain a definition of the Air Force Maintenance Training Device Acquisition and Utilization process as a realistic baseline for the development of a cost-effective training equipment research and development program. Relevant Air Force documentation was reviewed and the functions, procedures, and interfaces of the system were described. Data were also collected through interviews at major Commands and HQ USAF. A model of the system was developed from these sources. The life cycle concept was used as a framework for describing the process in five phases 1 identification of requirements, 2 development of specifications, 3 procurement, 4 oblication and support, and 5 retirement. A major conclusion of the study was that procedures exist for the introduction of new technology training devices if the procurement is tried to the normal system acquisition process, but that there are specific difficulties when the training equipment is for systems no longer under systems acquisition i.e., program management has been shifted from Air Force Systems Command to Air Force Logistics Command. Author
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