Accession Number:

ADA488171

Title:

Acquisition of State-of-the-Art Logistics Combat Support Systems: The Joint Logistics Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration Program

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT COLL FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

The past few years have seen major changes in the policies used to acquire weapon systems. Change has come from three sources. One is congressional actions passage of Public Law 103-355, the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994, and subsequent language in authorization and appropriation bills for fiscal years 1995 and 1996. Another is Department of Defense DoD policy changes such as DoDs Commercial and Non-Developmental Items CANDI and Open Architecture initiatives, and the third is publication of the Joint Logistics Commanders Guidance on the Use of Evolutionary Acquisition Strategy. In this article, the authors describe how these changes in acquisition philosophy have been applied to rapidly develop, field, and operate a combat logistic support system that has successfully supported joint activities within three major commands. This article is written with the expectation that lessons learned during Phase I of the Joint Logistics Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration JL-ACTD can help others involved in programs to incorporate newly available technology into the equipment provided to our combat forces.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE