Applying Acquisition Lessons Learned to Operational Energy Initiatives
Author(s)Hackett, Christine A
Contributor(s)ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
KeywordsNon-electrical Energy Conversion
Electric Power Production and Distribution
Military Forces and Organizations
Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
*ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTION
*PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING
UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
*OPERATIONAL ENERGY INITIATIVES
NETWORK INTEGRATION EVALUATION
AGILE ACQUISITION CAPABILITIES LIFE CYCLE PROCESS
CAPABILITY SET MANAGEMENT
EQUIPPING AND MODERNIZATION
OPERATIONAL ENERGY CAPABILITY GAPS
EARNED VALUE MANAGEMENT
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AbstractLand-Power capabilities rely on the availability of operational energy to create conditions for mission success. The U.S. Army has designated a Director of the Operational Energy-Contingency Basing (OE-CB) Task Force to monitor the integration of operational energy-related initiatives across all warfighter functions. To capitalize on the lessons learned from a decade of acquisition system improvements and war, the Director of OE-CB must have more than oversight responsibility to deliver affordable capability. Programmatic and budgetary authority over the entire portfolio is the most effective way to implement an operational energy equipping and modernization strategy. Adoption of the Agile Acquisition Capabilities Life Cycle Process and Network Integration Evaluation will enable the OE-CB to partner with industry and government research facilities to focus on deploying mature technologies while developing the science and technology investment strategies needed to build an informed and secure operational energy network.
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