Lifecycle logisticians achieve these objectives by implementing the 12 IPS elements (Table 1) to maximize supportability
, reliability, availability, maintainability, mission effectiveness and affordability of the system throughout its life cycle.
While many organizations have a role in determining and ultimately executing logistics supportability
and sustainment at the platform level, the Army Training and Doctrine Command's (TRADOC's) capability development community is responsible for initially defining and documenting logistics supportability
and sustainment attributes within warfighting systems.
This role will remain critical as Increment 2 builds upon the Increment 1 Supportability
PBL delineates outcome performance goals of weapon systems, ensures that responsibilities are assigned, provides incentives for attaining these goals, and facilitates the overall life-cycle management of system reliability, supportability
, and total ownership costs.
Many of the requirements for Implementability and Supportability
are the same because many of the factors that affect implementation also will affect software support.
--Quality and product supportability
are accomplished and provided.
With these goals in mind, the Department of Defense (DOD) has long-standing policies and procedures that require system developers and acquirers to consider and deal with spectrum supportability
knowledge early in the development and acquisition of systems.
is a key requirement in the adoption of any platform or solution.
To improve supportability
of newly procured weapon systems in the domestic and international markets (both commercial and military), prime aircraft manufacturers have begun offering hybrid support concepts which some call Enhanced Contractor Initial Support (ECIS) for supporting the introduction of new systems.
Deep Server allows for seamless creation of an integrated pipeline from aircraft design and manufacturing all of the way to training, courseware and supportability
The penalty and interest issue primarily involves proposals to increase the responsibility of taxpayers and their advisers in discerning the supportability
of tax positions as a condition for avoiding understatement penalties.
"We try to find companies that offer significant advantages over our current suppliers in terms of quality, design, reliability, supportability
and cost," says Jim Steele, small-business programs administrator for Lockheed in Atlanta.