An Investigation of the Software Requirements Allocation Process in the Acquisition and Management of a Major Defense System.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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The importance of computer hardware and software in the Department of Defense DoD has increased over the past 20 years to the point where computer technology is vital to the defense of our country. In addition, this technology has placed a tremendous strain on the fiscal assets of the DoD and Air Force AF. This thesis documents an investigation of the software requirements allocation process in the acquisition and management of a major defense system. More specifically, this research identified the DoD and AF policies and procedures on CPCI selection, determined what criteria are currently used by system program offices SIOs and contractors to allocate system requirements to CPCIs, and evaluated the feasibility and potential impacts of an alternate approach to CPCI selection, called horizontal allocation.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies