Accession Number : ADA194284

Title :   Class 2 Joint Tactical Information Distribution System (JTIDS) - A Case Study in How Not to Run a Reliability and Maintainability (R&M) Program During Test and Evaluation.

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Braden, William T

PDF Url : ADA194284

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Air Force Reliability and Maintainability Action Plan - R&M 2000 was enacted to increase the importance of R&M and make it equal to cost, schedule, and performance. Senior Air Force leaders have shown their commitment to improving our warfighting capability by increasing R&M. However, during test and evaluation of the Class 2 Joint Tactical Information Distribution System (JTIDS), the program office did not implement R&M 2000, and the test organization involved did not enforce implementation of R&M 2000 upon the program office. The study focuses on specific examples during testing where R&M policy was not implemented. The study concludes that if implementation of R&M 2000 is not enforced, it is no better than the policies that preceded it, and any increases in R&M will be slow at best. Keywords: Test management; Maintenance management; Management planning and control.

Descriptors :   *TACTICAL DATA SYSTEMS, *SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, COMBAT READINESS, LEADERSHIP, MAINTAINABILITY, MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT, MANAGEMENT, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, ORGANIZATIONS, POLICIES, RELIABILITY, TEST AND EVALUATION, AIR FORCE PLANNING, CASE STUDIES

Subject Categories : Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE