AFLC (Air Force Logistics Command) Manpower and the Weapon System Acquisition Process
AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL MAXWELL AFB United States
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The Air Force Logistics Command AFLC is a principal player in the acquisition and maintenance of major weapon systems. It is imperative that AFLC receive manpower when needed to accomplish required logistic activities. AFLC manpower has not always been received when needed. Therefore, workload has been accomplished at the expense of ongoing programs and weapon systems already on board. All programs, including newly acquired weapon systems, suffer. The problem statement Does the Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System PPBS adequately provide AFLC with manpower authorizations associated with the acquisition and maintenance of major weapon systems and is the timing of the request for manpower a contributing factor The primary objective of this project is to determine if AFLC manpower to support the acquisition and maintenance of major weapon systems is requested at the appropriate weapon system acquisition milestone. The secondary objective is to evaluate the adequacy of funding. This investigation focuses on the major milestones in the weapon systems acquisition process as they relate to manpower requirements and the historical performance relating to selected weapon systems.