Technology Tools for Rapid Capability Fielding: Final Outbrief
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC
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Significant opportunities exist to develop and deploy technologies to strengthen the Departments ability to conduct rapid capability fielding. However, non-technical challenges e.g. cultural, budgetary, contracting, etc must be simultaneously addressed. Greatest leverage in the front end of the life cycle. Concept Engineering Rapidly elucidating the need, exploring solutions, developing CONOPs, and deriving requirements for materiel solutions. Virtual environments and rapid physical prototyping are linchpin technologies. Opportunities exist to increase design, test, and production efficiencies. Examples include physics-based MS to reduce testing and model-based engineering and manufacturing approaches. A concept engineering center should be implemented immediately that leverages the substantial existing capabilities across the Department. A strategic RD roadmap should be developed and implemented to mature and transition emerging tools and promising innovative ideas. A set of potential pilots is recommended to demonstrate the application of todays toolset to relevant rapid capability challenges.
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