Accession Number : ADA314605

Title :   Government-Imposed Barriers to the Use of Commercial Integrated Circuits in Military Systems.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Gentsch, Eric L. ; Peterson, Donna J. ; Webster, Craig A.

PDF Url : ADA314605

Report Date : FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 150

Abstract : Using more commercial and commercially derived silicon-based integrated circuits in DoD hardware can save the Department money and give it access to better technology. Before the defense industry can use more commercial integrated circuits, however, barriers imposed by the Federal government must be overcome. These barriers fall into two general categories: technical and administrative. Technical barriers include design conservatism due to a lack of data that characterize the commercial devices and the military environments in which those devices would have to perform. Military standards and specifications reform is helping to remove technical barriers, but some military standards should continue to be applied to integrated circuit procurement. The Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 has greatly reduced administrative barriers, but impediments remain in government requirements related to cost or pricing data, cost collection and reporting, data rights, source restrictions, socioeconomic goals, and special materials provisions.

Descriptors :   *INTEGRATED CIRCUITS, *BARRIERS, *COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT, *MILITARY PROCUREMENT, REQUIREMENTS, SOURCES, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, ACQUISITION, MANAGEMENT, COST ANALYSIS, SPECIFICATIONS, MATERIALS, MILITARY STANDARDS, REDUCTION, COSTS, LIMITATIONS, SILICON, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, DEFENSE INDUSTRY.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE