Accession Number:

ADA539572

Title:

Birds of a Feather: Moving Towards a Joint Acquisition Process to Support the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Enterprise

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

The DoD lacks a Joint, cohesive process to define and validate ISR requirements, or efficiently acquire new systems to support the ISR needs of the warfighter. Efforts to integrate ISR capabilities across the DoD are hampered by diverse organizational cultures, independent requirements processes and different funding mechanisms. As a result, the complex acquisition process through which the DoD identifies, procures and implements advanced ISR systems is characterized by gaps in capabilities, growing competition for assets and systems that do not fully complement one another. This research paper uses the problemsolution methodology to define the specific challenges facing the ISR acquisition community, and recommend changes to improve the integration of ISR capabilities across the DoD and national intelligence agencies.

Subject Categories:

  • Defense Systems
  • Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE