Accession Number:

ADA488787

Title:

The Challenges Associated with Accounting for the Army's Force Provider (FP) System when Deployed in Support of Military Operations

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Report Date:

2008-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

69.0

Abstract:

The objective of this project is to research and analyze the consequences of deploying an end item system consisting of a myriad of components that have warfighter utility outside of the Force Provider FP system design. The analysis will address the inherent challenges associated with accountability of the FP System when deployed and decommissioned to undergo RESET, the lack of a singular management and decision-making authority to control the system from production through deployment, and the financial implications that occur when the integrity of the FP System is lost due to re-distribution of major components throughout the battlefield. As a result of this project, the FP product office, Army leadership and the using organizations will all understand the necessity to maintain complete accountability and integrity of the FP System throughout its deployment and decommissioning cycle. This may also result in decisions that could minimize the financial burden to the Army due to components that are lost to operational commanders who decide to keep some FP components, which must be reprocured for RESET.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE