Operational Energy Metrics: Increasing Flexibility While Reducing Vulnerability
Strategy research project
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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This paper investigates the fully burdened cost of fuel as it relates to the procurement of warfighting systems. Areas of specific inspection include reducing theater fuel transportation requirements to forward-operating bases reducing fuel needs with more efficient living and work environments adding energy-efficiency key performance parameter requirements for DoD warfighting acquisitions assessing the potential influence on operational effectiveness and force structure and examining the second- and third-order effects across the three DoD Decision Support Systems--requirements, budget, and acquisition--colloquially referred to as the Big A. 14. ABSTRACT Properly applied, operational-energy metrics can increase operational flexibility for the Joint Force Commander. Operational-energy metrics are sufficiently mature for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to mandate their use as a key performance parameter for all acquisition programs and new increments of fuel-consuming systems. Big A acquisition provides the Department the prospect of seizing the opportunity to reset equipment more efficiently, shift a portion of the logistics tail to increase combat force structure, and improve force effectiveness.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies