Accession Number:

ADA102429

Title:

Manpower Factors in Systems Acquisition.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

This paper discusses the role played by Weapon System W.S. design and support planning decisions in determining manpower and related support requirements and how these requirements can be controlled by including them as criteria or constraints in the W.S. acquisition process. The historical disconnect, in the military services, between the system for procuring human resources and the system for procuring hardware resources is identified as a factor that has slowed the development of tools and techniques for including manpower, personnel and training factors in W.S. design decisions. Nevertheless, it is felt that a usable technology in this area now exists. The current status of this technology is briefly reviewed in the following areas maintenance manpower modeling training requirements analysis maintenance technical data system ownership costing human resources in design trade-offs and supporting data bases. The importance of integrating the application of these component technologies during W.S. development is emphasized, and a proposed method for doing this is described. Even though a usable technology exists for including manpower factors in the process of choosing among W.S. design alternatives, achieving widespread application will not be an easy task. Some things which must happen before this can be achieved are discussed. Finally, the paper points out some favorable signs that manpower factors are beginning to receive the attention they deserve in W.S. acquisition. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE