Teamed for Success: The Imperative for Aligning Systems Engineering and Life Cycle Logistics
DEFENSE ACQUISITION UNIV FT BELVOIR VA
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Supporting systems across their life cycles is an often expensive proposition. Early design decisions have major ramifications on future operating and support costs. Hence, the Departments Better Buying Power BBP initiatives highlight what we all know well Targeting affordability and controlling cost growth across the life cycle is absolutely crucial. Tight alignment of the requirements, acquisition, and sustainment communities across the life cycle is essential. Given our common commitment to life cycle management LCM, shared technical competencies, and collective responsibility to develop, field, and sustain affordable and effective weapon systems, the Life Cycle Logistics and Systems Engineering communities are--and by definition must be--inextricably linked. It is thus imperative that members of each recognize and understand what the other is all about. A few thoughts follow on the matter for members of both functional communities to ponder.
- Administration and Management
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies