Acquisition Planning at the Defense Communications Agency.
Final rept. Nov 82-Feb 84,
LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST WASHINGTON DC
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The Defense Communications Agency DCA has evolved from functioning simply as primary manager and operator of the Defense Communications System to providing command, control, and communications C3 mission analysis, long-term planning, and systems engineering and integration support. To accommodate DCAs DCAs enhanced role, DCA tasked LMI to 1 define the acquisition planning process, including supportability, while 2 evaluating the effectiveness of the process as applied within DCA on a demonstration basis. Acquisition planning at DCA should be mission-oriented -- that is, it should be a process for acquiring C3 systems that are responsive to all mission mission needs. Through analysis of Department of Defense DoD and DCA mission areas, long-term plans should be developed and then implemented in the DoD Five Year Defense Program and budget by DCA, the Military Services and other Defense Agencies. In addition, system acquisition and supportability principles should be applied throughout the process. DCA is demonstrating this acquisition planning process in the development of the Minimum Essential Emergency Communications Network MEECN Master Plan.
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