Accession Number : ADA324519

Title :   Overcoming Barriers to the Use of Commercial Integrated Circuit Technology in Defense Systems.

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (ACQUISITION AND TECHNOLOGY) WASHINGT ON DC

PDF Url : ADA324519

Report Date : OCT 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : This is a summary of the Department of Defense (DoD) report Barriers to the Use of Commercial Integrated Circuit Technology in Defense Systems. This report addresses the following issues: (1) It describes the motivation for using commercial integrated circuit (IC) technology in defense systems - commonly referred to as 'commercial IC insertion.'; (2) It places commercial IC insertion within the wider goal of current DoD acquisition reform efforts: the merging of most defense production into the commercial industrial base; (3) It identifies technical and cultural barriers to achieving a more integrated industrial base for ICs; and, (4) It recommends near term actions for overcoming these government-imposed barriers to commercial IC insertion and industrial base integration and thus for moving current DoD acquisition reform efforts forward. DoD needs a long-term strategy for effectively dealing with commercial IC suppliers. Taking best advantage of commercial IC technology in defense systems will depend on complementary changes in DoD electronics development and acquisition practices. Defense systems design, procurement, production, maintenance, upgrade, and support practices must be compatible with best commercial practices, and with each other. Use of best commercial development practices, in combination with new contracting arrangements, can encourage competition throughout a system's life cycle. In the near-term, DoD can take actions that move it toward new system development and acquisition practices. This report's recommendations focus on three main areas: Design Practices, Requirements Definition Practices, and Contracting Practices.

Descriptors :   *INTEGRATED CIRCUITS, *PROBLEM SOLVING, *MILITARY APPLICATIONS, *COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT, ELECTRONICS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, INDUSTRIES, STRATEGY, ACQUISITION, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, PRODUCTION, LONG RANGE(TIME), INTEGRATION, BARRIERS, PROCUREMENT, LIFE CYCLES.

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE