Accession Number : ADA190509

Title :   Evolutionary Acquisition: An Alternative Strategy for Acquiring Command and Control (C2) Systems.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : DEFENSE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT COLL FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : A'Hearn, Francis W ; Bergman, C E ; Hirsch, Eward

PDF Url : ADA190509

Report Date : Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : This guide encourages consideration and use of an Evolutionary Acquisition (EA) strategy by the services in acquiring C2 systems. While this guidance is aimed specifically at the use of an EA strategy in acquiring Command and Control systems, the principles discussed may also be applicable to the acquisition of other kinds of systems. This EA strategy is of a character that the system is not required to have full capability when deployed, but will evolve to full capability through one or more incremental upgrades. Considered most broadly, EA consists of first define sequentially defining, funding, developing, testing, fielding, supporting and evaluating increments of the system.

Descriptors :   *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, *MILITARY PROCUREMENT, ACQUISITION, EVOLUTION(GENERAL)

Subject Categories : Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE