Defense Acquisitions: Opportunities Exist to Improve DoD’s Oversight of Power Source Investments
DIANE Publishing, Apr 1, 2011 - 46 pages
Virtually all Department of Defense (DoD) weapon systems and equipment rely on power sources, such as batteries. This report determined: (1) DoD's approximate investment in power sources; (2) the extent to which DoD coordinates its power source investments; and (3) the extent to which DoD's policies facilitate the use of standard power sources. To address these objectives, the report obtained and analyzed DoD investment data, met with DoD officials and industry representatives, and attended DoD conferences aimed at facilitating power source coordination. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand edition of an important, hard-to-find report.
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2006 through fiscal acquisition programs Air Force Appendix Army Power Division battery types capacitors Communications-Electronics Research coordination mechanisms DARPA databases Defense Standardization Program Department of Defense departmentwide data Director for Batteries DOD coordinates DOD invested DOD lacks DOD power source DOD research DOD-wide Duncan Hunter emphasis on power facilitate fiscal year 2010 fuel cells Government Accountability Office identify industry interagency coordination investment categories investment in power Joint Standardization Board logistics support investments military services Missile Navy operational energy Power Division officials power source investments power source S&T power source standardization power source technologies power sources area Program Manager-Mobile Electric program managers program offices program-unique proprietary power source recommendations research organizations retrofit S&T efforts Secretary of Defense section 8.8 source S&T projects sources for logistics specific standard power sources standardization early standardization efforts strategic planning systems and equipment systems or equipment thermal batteries total investment V-22 Osprey warfighter