The Analysis of Simulation Based Acquisition (SBA) Economic Breakpoints in the Life Cycle of Major Programs
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The research area of this thesis is Simulation Based Acquisition SBA and the methods in which it has been implemented into the Department of Defense DoD. Application of SBA initiatives relies upon the use of modeling and simulation, among other methods, to effectively use scarce resources funds, manpower, equipment in the life cycle of major programs. The SBA initiative has been used in the Department of Defense for approximately six years. Accordingly, program managers have employed the techniques of SBA to achieve significant advances while reducing costs. Thus, those resources saved may be used elsewhere in the program. Typically, savings can be realized early in the program life in terms of downstream logistics. Users who have identified Operating and Sustainment QS constraints during the preparation of the Mission Needs Statement should examine the inclusion of SBA during concept exploration and system development. The Department of Defense has provided guidance on the SBA initiative and the methods of SBA are being incorporated into programs. The attempt of this study will not only identify the key points within the program to use SBA, but also how to best employ those methods.
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- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies