Accession Number : ADA187827

Title :   Battlefield Automation: Army Command and Control Systems Acquisition Cost and Schedule Changes.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA187827

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : Within the Army Command and Control System (ACCS) umbrella, there are five major command and control systems corresponding to the battlefield functional areas of air defense, combat service support, fire support, intelligence/electrical warfare, and maneuver control. Of the five systems, four will use the Department of Defense (DOD) standard programming language, Ada, and ACCS common hardware and software (ACCS CHS). The ACCS CHS program will also supply computers for a separate program at the unit level. In addition, three communication systems will link the command and control systems: (1) a telephone-like, area wide communications net known as the Mobile Subscriber Equipment program, (2) a voice radio combat net, and (3) a data distribution radio system. Estimated costs increased in six of the eight programs mainly due to quantity increases, and to a lesser extent, schedule delays, software development and production problems. One program has a lower cost estimate due to reduced requirements and quantities, and one program in the combat service support functional area is a new start.

Descriptors :   *ACQUISITION, *COMBAT SUPPORT, *COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, *COST ESTIMATES, AIR DEFENSE, ARMY, AUTOMATION, BATTLEFIELDS, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, COMPUTERS, CONTROL, COSTS, DATA PROCESSING, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DISTRIBUTION, ELECTRONIC WARFARE, FIRE SUPPORT, INTELLIGENCE, LOW COSTS, MANEUVERS, PRODUCTION, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, QUANTITY, REDUCTION, REQUIREMENTS, SCHEDULING, STANDARDIZATION

Subject Categories : Command, Control and Communications Systems
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE