Accession Number : ADP000211

Title :   A DSMC Simulation: Decision Exercises,

Corporate Author : DEFENSE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT COLL FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : McAleer,George R. , Jr

Report Date : 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : In order to create a realistic learning environment for future acquisition managers at the Defense Systems management College, a series of 20 case studies and 3 decision exercises have been developed to provide a scenario as close as possible to the real world of weapons systems acquisition management. A womb-to-tomb approach is taken: i.e., a mythical weapon system, System X, begins its life in mission-area analysis; has a gestation period culminating in a Justification for Major System New Start; then a development, production and deployment life; and finally is retired and disposed of. The system acquisition life cycle is the background structure on which the story-line for these cases is maintained. The Decision Exercises utilize the same story-line as the cases; they provide the student an opportunity to make systems acquisition decisions, then live with the consequences of these decisions.

Descriptors :   *Logistics management, *Decision making, Acquisition, Weapon systems, Management information systems, Students, Contract proposals

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE