Accession Number : ADP000165

Title :   The User's Role in Major Training System Acquisitions - As Perceived by the Developer,


Personal Author(s) : Barcus,George C.

Report Date : 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The purpose of this paper is to delineate the various responsibilities and interrelationships of the agencies involved in the acquisition of a major training system. This paper will emphasize the role of the user as perceived by the materiel developer. Discussed within the paper willl be these interrelationships as they exist with a major Army training system acquisition. The participants will be identified, the four phases of the acquisition process will be presented and a discussion of the role of the user in this process will be highlighted. Also covered will be the user's role in the development of Front-Eng Analysis (FEA) materiels and Task and Skills Analysis (TASA) documentation. In addition, a common vocabulary will be included to establish a basis of understanding and suggestions will be offered on problems which need heightened interest and tracking during the design, development and acquisition processes.

Descriptors :   *Military procurement, *Training devices, *Logistics planning, Army equipment, Acquisition, User needs, Logistics support, Roles(Behavior), Leadership, Management, Planning, Systems engineering, Contracts, Quality control, Resource management, Information exchange, Participative management, Cooperation, Human factors engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE