Accession Number : ADA310885
Title : The Real NDI Buyer's Guide.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : NAVAL COMMAND CONTROL AND OCEAN SURVEILLANCE CENTER RDT AND E DIV SAN DIEGO CA
Personal Author(s) : Townsend, J. H.
PDF Url : ADA310885
Report Date : JUN 1996
Pagination or Media Count : 95
Abstract : This document summarizes the best practices and lessons learned in several decades of acquiring Non-Developmental Item (NDI) systems. These processes have been codified into a tailorable process and several subprocesses. This process has been reconciled with the Center's systems engineering processes and practices to ensure its practical applications. The process also introduces the concept of a system life-cycle management agent responsible for emerging the process application throughout the system life cycle. The heavy application of NDI to system acquisitions raises a variety of very significant issues that must be resolved across traditional organizational boundaries and that require the coordination of a variety of engineering expertise; the system life-cycle management concept provides for this technical coordination and ensures the appropriate expertise is applied to the resolution of these issues.
Descriptors : *MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, *COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT, *HANDBOOKS, *LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT, LESSONS LEARNED, ORGANIZATIONS, ACQUISITION, MANAGEMENT, RESOLUTION, BOUNDARIES, LIFE CYCLES.
Subject Categories : Administration and Management
Economics and Cost Analysis
Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE