Michael J Sullivan Free eBooks (1)

Authors: Brian Michael Jenkins, George K. Tanham, Eleanor Sullivan Wainstein, Gordon Sullivan
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Keywords: conflict, level, low, future, preparation
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Reports a discussion of implications for U.S. security planning of small-scale crises and conflicts, held in October 1976 at RAND. The general recommendation that emerged from the discussion was that the United States should develop a capability to respond to such situations. Specifically: (1) The President should designate an organization to plan for crises by preparing contingency plans and iden......
ISBN: 1437914748, 9781437914740
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
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Keywords: realistic, starting, baselines, congressional, testimony, requires, programs, measuring, acquisitions, value, dod, weapon, defense
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Publisher: DIANE PublishingPublished Time: DIANE PublishingPages: 22In 2006, the cumulative cost growth in DoD?s portfolio of 96 major defense acquisition programs was $296 billion and the average delay in delivering promised capabilities to the warfighter was 22 months. These are very poor outcomes. The auditor has used metrics to review the mgmt. and health of these programs from within the fram......
ISBN: 143793255X, 9781437932553
Author: Michael Sullivan
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Keywords: manufacturing, risks, managed, way, standardizing, dod, achieve, outcomes, practices
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Publisher: DIANE PublishingPublished Time: DIANE PublishingPages: 74Cost growth and schedule delays are prevalent problems in acquiring defense weapon systems. Manufacturing systems has proven difficult, particularly as programs transition to production. In Dec. 2008, DoD issued an updated version of its acquisition policy that reflects earlier consideration of manufacturing risks. A joint defense......
ISBN: 1437934714, 9781437934717
Author: Michael Sullivan
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Keywords: acquisition, reforms, congressional, testimony, performance, program, acquisitions, observations, weapon, defense
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Publisher: DIANE PublishingPublished Time: DIANE PublishingPages: 19The past two years have seen the Congress and the DoD take meaningful steps towards addressing long-standing weapon acquisition issues -- an area that has been on the high risk list since 1990. This testimony focuses on the progress DoD has made in improving the planning and execution of its weapon acquisition programs and the pot......
ISBN: 1437931243, 9781437931242
Author: Michael Sullivan
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Keywords: unmanned, among, aircraft, systems, testimony, congressional, efficiencies, commonality, dod, acquisitions, could, achieve, greater, defense
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Publisher: DIANE PublishingPublished Time: DIANE PublishingPages: 21The DoD has planned to invest billions of dollars in development and procurement of unmanned aircraft systems. This testimony is based on an exam?n. of 10 unmanned aircraft acquisition programs: Global Hawk, Reaper, Shadow, Predator, Sky Warrior, Fire Scout, Broad Area Maritime Surveillance, and Unmanned Combat Aircraft System-Dem......
ISBN: 1437924743, 9781437924749
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
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Keywords: assessment, weapon, systems, options, robust, provided, acquisitions, analyses, alternatives, defense
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Publisher: DIANE PublishingPublished Time: DIANE PublishingPages: 41DoD weapon programs often experience significant cost and schedule problems because they are allowed to start with too many technical unknowns and not enough knowledge about the development and production risks they entail. This report reviews DoD's Analysis of Alternatives (AOA) process -- intended to assess the operational effec......
ISBN: 1437930360, 9781437930368
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
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Keywords: efforts, modernization, success, congressional, testimony, force, ground, acquisitions, opportunities, army, position, defense
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Publisher: DIANE PublishingPublished Time: DIANE PublishingPages: 19Since 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 acquisi......
ISBN: 1437942482, 9781437942484
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
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Keywords: fleet, tactical, wheeled, vehicles, modernizes, dod, acquisitions, issues, considered, defense
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Publisher: DIANE PublishingPublished Time: DIANE PublishingPages: 35The Department of Defense (DoD) is acquiring two new tactical wheeled vehicles (TWV): the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) All Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) and the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV). The $12.5 billion M-ATV is for use in Afghanistan; JLTV is the future replacement for vehicles like the High Mobility Multi-purpos......
ISBN: 1437931057, 9781437931051
Author: Michael Sullivan
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Keywords: meeting, warfighter, requirements, time, risk, delays, strike, fighter, additional, costs, joint
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Publisher: DIANE PublishingPublished Time: DIANE PublishingPages: 53The F-35 Lightning II, also known as the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), is the Department of Defense's most costly and ambitious aircraft acquisition, seeking to simultaneously develop and field three aircraft variants for the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and eight international partners. The JSF is critical for recapitalizing tact......
ISBN: 1437920225, 9781437920222
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
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Keywords: among, efficiencies, unmanned, aircraft, systems, commonality, greater, acquisitions, opportunities, exist, achieve, defense
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Publisher: DIANE PublishingPublished Time: DIANE PublishingPages: 78From 2008 through 2013, the DoD plans to invest over $16 billion to develop and procure additional unmanned aircraft systems. DoD recognizes that it must achieve greater commonality among the military services' unmanned aircraft programs. This report assessed the progress of selected unmanned aircraft acquisition programs, examine......
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