Measures of Effectiveness for Rationalization, Standardization, and Interoperability
LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST ALEXANDRIA VA
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The U.S. Army is committed to supporting national objectives to achieve greater rationalization, standardization, and interoperability RSI of weapons systems and equipments with our principal allies, particularly within NATO, As with other programs, the resources available for RSI activities are less than the known requirements, and RSI initiatives, therefore, must compete with other defense programs for limited funds. To facilitate the identification of those RSI initiatives that will make the greatest contribution to battlefield success and resource conservation, we have developed RSI measures of effectiveness. In this study, we develop measures of effectiveness for interoperability initiatives as they relate to U.S.NATO corps and army group AirLand battlefield operations in Central Europe we also propose measures of effectiveness for rationalization and standardization. Specifically, we recommend 1 that improvements in effectiveness that result from communications interoperability and common logistics support be measured in terms of operational performance, personnel requirements, system costs, supporting-to- supported ratio, reconstruction capability, and satisfaction of CINCs priorities 2that improvements in effectiveness resulting from rationalization and standard initiatives be measured in terms of technology gain, acquisition time, alliance strength, economic equity in procurement, capability to conduct independent operations, and the interoperability initiatives measures of effectiveness and 3that RSI initiatives be evaluated under conditions that reflect coalition scenarios.
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