A DSMC Simulation: Decision Exercises,
DEFENSE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT COLL FORT BELVOIR VA
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In order to create a realistic learning environment for future acquisition managers at the Defense Systems management College, a series of 20 case studies and 3 decision exercises have been developed to provide a scenario as close as possible to the real world of weapons systems acquisition management. A womb-to-tomb approach is taken i.e., a mythical weapon system, System X, begins its life in mission-area analysis has a gestation period culminating in a Justification for Major System New Start then a development, production and deployment life and finally is retired and disposed of. The system acquisition life cycle is the background structure on which the story-line for these cases is maintained. The Decision Exercises utilize the same story-line as the cases they provide the student an opportunity to make systems acquisition decisions, then live with the consequences of these decisions.