Accession Number : ADA182690

Title :   Streamlining - An Acquisition Reform Initiative.

Descriptive Note : Student essay,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Greenhouse,Aloysius

PDF Url : ADA182690

Report Date : 23 Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : In structuring and equipping the Armed Forces to meet the needs of national security, military leaders must first discern from the national purpose and national strategy the force requirements that will provide the means to accomplish that strategy. During a time of limited funds to support the requirements for defense, the services must devise a system of acquiring military hardware that is both efficient and effective. Requirements must be simplified; off the shelf technology must be used; greater reliance must be placed on the ability to field equipment now that is capable of simplified upgrades as new technology emerges. And too, the costly process that requires 10 - 15 years to field a new system that is outmoded within a few years after it is in the hands of the users, must be eliminated. Fundamental to the process, must be consideration for the human factors in engineering and design. The primary objective of the process is to achieve performance, in a timely manner, and at an affordable price. Acquisition Streamlining is a major initiative that can allow the military services to meet this objective. (Author)

Descriptors :   *MILITARY PROCUREMENT, *COST EFFECTIVENESS, FIELD EQUIPMENT, LEADERSHIP, MILITARY PERSONNEL, NATIONAL SECURITY, ACQUISITION, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, MILITARY EQUIPMENT, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), OPERATIONAL READINESS, WEAPON SYSTEMS, PREPARATION, COMBAT READINESS, MILITARY PLANNING

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE