Procurement of Commercial Off-The-Shelf Computer Equipment for use in Navy Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence Systems
Master's thesis 1 Aug 1992-4 Jun 1993
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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This study investigates the procurement of commercial off-the-shelf COTS Computers for use in Navy Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence C3I systems. The procurement policy was reviewed from 1970 to the present to determine what changes were effected to improve the procurement process. Then, a case study was conducted which analyzed the Flag Data Display System FDDS and Joint operational Tactical System I JOTS I. The two systems were compared to determine if the JOTS I procured under the new policy better supported the operational requirements of the tactical commander at sea than the FDDS. The conclusions revealed that the DOD procurement process was streamlined for the better and the use of COTS shortened the acquisition cycle and reduced research and developmental costs. The comparative analysis of FDDS and JOTS I demonstrated that JOTS I was not operationally effective and suitable in meeting the tactical commanders requirements. It was recommended that with the reshaping of the military, further studies should be conducted on how to better use Navy C3I systems in operations other than war to include joint operations.
- Administration and Management
- Computer Hardware
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies