Accession Number : ADP002823

Title :   A Concept for Mission-Oriented Planning for System Acquisition at the Defense Communications Agency,


Personal Author(s) : Adler,F. L. ; Baird,C. B. ; Domain,J. S.

Report Date : 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The Defense Communications Agency (DCA) is responsible for a broad range of system acquisition functions for Department of Defense (DoD) command, control, and communications (C3) programs as well as analytic and automatic data processing (ADP) support to the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) and the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). To better accomplish these functions DCA has begun a corporate-wide system integration initiative based on mission planning consistent with Department of Defense Directive (DoDD) 5000.1, Major System Acquisition. The initiative has three objectives: higher quality mission analysis, a better bridge from mission analysis into system acquisition, and more effective consideration of supportability of C3 systems and equipments. This paper describes DCA's planning initiative, its implementation approach, and the current status. The initiative, a mission-oriented planning concept, is currently under development and trial implementation within DCA. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Government procurement, *Planning programming budgeting, *Command and control systems, *Communication equipment, Quality assurance, Missions, Acquisition, Management planning and control, Resources, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE