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