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Author Pernin, Christopher G., 1973- author.

Title Lessons from the Army's Future Combat Systems program / Christopher G. Pernin, Elliot Axelband, Jeffrey A. Drezner, Brian B. Dille, John Gordon IV, Bruce J. Held, K. Scott McMahon, Walter L. Perry, Christopher Rizzi, Akhil R. Shah, Peter A. Wilson, Jerry M. Sollinger.

Publication Info. Santa Monica, CA : RAND, ARROYO CENTER, 2012.


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Note "Prepared for the United States Army."
"MG-1206-A"--Page 4 of cover."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-330).
Note Print version record.
Contents Introduction -- Background of the Future Combat Systems program -- Cost, schedule, and performance of the FCS program over time -- How the Army generated requirements for the Future Combat Systems -- The evolution and adjustment of requirements after milestone B -- FCS program management -- Contracts -- Technology choices and development in FCS -- Summary -- Appendix A. Select interviewees for this study -- Appendix B. Congressional decrements and scrutiny -- Appendix C. FCS requirements data and methodology -- Appendix D. Selected technology transfer agreements between PM FCS and Army S&T -- Appendix E. Where the FCS systems are today.
Summary The Future Combat Systems (FCS) program was the largest and most ambitious planned acquisition program in the Armys history. The FCS was intended to field not just a system, but an entire brigade, a system of systems, with novel technologies integrated by means of an advanced wireless network. Moreover, the FCS-equipped brigade would operate with new doctrine that was being developed and tested along with the materiel components of the unit. The FCS was central to Army modernization plans. In 2009, the FCS program was cancelled, and some of its efforts transitioned to follow-on programs. In 2010, the Armys Acquisition Executive asked RAND Arroyo Center to conduct an after-action analysis of the FCS program in order to leverage its successes and learn from its problems. This report documents the programs history and draws lessons from multiple perspectives, including the conditions leading up to the program, requirements generation and development, program management and execution, and technologies.
Language English.
Subject United States. Army -- Procurement.
United States. Army -- Weapons systems -- Evaluation.
United States. Army -- Technological innovations -- Evaluation.
United States. Army. (OCoLC)fst00533532
Armored vehicles, Military -- United States.
Technological innovations -- United States -- Management.
Systems engineering -- United States -- Management.
Armed Forces -- Procurement. (OCoLC)fst00814624
Armored vehicles, Military. (OCoLC)fst00814878
Systems engineering -- Management. (OCoLC)fst01141462
Technological innovations -- Evaluation. (OCoLC)fst01145022
Technological innovations -- Management. (OCoLC)fst01145035
Weapons systems -- Evaluation. (OCoLC)fst01173054
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Military & Naval Science.
Law, Politics & Government.
Military Administration.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Arroyo Center.
United States. Army.
Other Form: Print version: Pernin, Christopher G., 1973- Lessons from the Army's Future Combat Systems program 9780833076397 (DLC) 2012045151 (OCoLC)818327364
ISBN 9780833079695 (electronic bk.)
0833079697 (electronic bk.)
Report No. RAND/MG-1206-A
Standard No. AU@ 000061154464
GBVCP 1008660302

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