Defense Acquisitions: Opportunities Exist to Position Army¿s Ground Force Modernization Efforts for Success (Google eBook)
DIANE Publishing, 2010 - 38 pages
Since 2003, the Future Combat System (FCS) program has been the centerpiece of the Army¿s efforts to transition to a lighter, more agile, and more capable combat force. In 2009, however, concerns over the program¿s performance led to the Secretary of Defense¿s decision to significantly restructure and ultimately cancel the program. As a result, the Army has outlined a new approach to ground force modernization. This report: (1) outlines the Army¿s preliminary post-FCS plans; and (2) identifies the challenges and opportunities the DoD and the Army must address as they proceed with Army ground force modernization efforts. The report evaluated FCS equipment, and interviewed DoD and Army officials. Includes recommendations. Illustrations.
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2011 budget request acquisition decision memorandum acquisition policy Acquisition Reform acquisition strategy Action being taken Additionally approved Army ground force Army officials Army’s preliminary best practices billion brigade combat team capability packages combat brigades combat team modernization common operating environment cost estimate critical design review Defense Acquisitions Defense’s demonstrated Department of Defense DOD policy DOD’s ensure Evaluation FCS acquisition program FCS concept FCS development FCS program fiscal year 2011 force modernization efforts funding Future Combat System ground force modernization ground vehicle Increment 1 development Increment 1 systems information network Knowledge point knowledge-based acquisition low-rate initial production materiel development decision maturity and reliability Milestone MRAP network development networking capabilities non-line-of-sight launch system original equipment manufacturers performance post-FCS preliminary design preliminary plans production-representative prototypes recommendation requirements Secretary of Defense Secretary’s systems engineering Technology Readiness Level testing unmanned unmanned aerial vehicle unmanned ground vehicle warfighter Washington