The Changing Logistics And Sustainment Landscape.Rms.9.16.10


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A survey of changes affecting logistics and sustainment, stovepipes and using advanced Web 2.0 to break virtual stovepipes.

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The Changing Logistics And Sustainment Landscape.Rms.9.16.10

  1. 1. September 16, 2010 William D. Bajusz, PhD Senior Logistics Consultant Goldbelt Wolf, LLC 703-505-1505 [email_address]
  2. 2. <ul><li>To address the broad implications of changing logistics landscape for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Warfighter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PMs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Systems Engineers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RMS/L Professionals </li></ul></ul>Real and Virtual Stovepipes <ul><li>To offer 2 modest observations </li></ul><ul><li>Importance of breaking stovepipe barriers </li></ul><ul><li>One problem-solving technique based on technology </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Key drivers shaping the future of RMS/L </li></ul><ul><li>Barriers to change </li></ul><ul><li>New Enabling Technology As Problem Solving Technique </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>
  4. 4. So What? Cannot Continue to Maintain Across-the-Board Superiority Unless Stovepipes Are Broken
  5. 5. <ul><li>Must prepare now for future and low growth in defense budget (GEN Dunwoody) </li></ul><ul><li>Impending pressure to deliver more warfighter capability with no additional money means </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Need to consolidate core competencies (GEN Dunwoody) (e.g., OPCON for DOLs) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pay greater attention to cutting sustainment costs – 60-75% of LCC (GEN Dunwoody & LTG Pillsbury) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>DOTMLPF is now officially DOTMLPF-C(ost) (GEN Dunwoody) </li></ul><ul><li>QDR is a paradigm shift – ready for what and where – forward maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>CSA is commissioning study of weapon system acquisition reform </li></ul><ul><ul><li>120 day effort </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Led by GEN (ret.) Wagner and Dr. Gil Decker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use outside experts coupled with senior leader interviews and working groups </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Must address excessive O&M growth, incentivize O&S cost reductions, move money “forward” into RDT&E and procurement (Hon. Malcolm Ross O’Neill, ASA(ALT)) </li></ul>All are responsible for reducing O&S costs, but ultimate responsibility rests with the PM as Total Life Cycle Systems Manager
  6. 6. “ Stovepipes” <ul><li>Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Breaking Stovepipes ultimately means cultural change </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership + generational change </li></ul><ul><li>Thought Leadership is there – but reach is limited </li></ul><ul><li>OSD Product Support Assessment Team & IPTs provide leadership but not permeating </li></ul><ul><li>lower level organizations quickly enough </li></ul><ul><li>DAU modifying curricula, but limits to capacity – although Acquisition Community </li></ul><ul><li>Connection & electronic Defense Acquisition Guide extend reach </li></ul><ul><li>Other defense universities can only do so much </li></ul>Leading DoD Technologies (e.g., CBM+, PHM, Virtual Worlds), But Technology That Can Help With Changing Logistics Landscape is Lagging
  7. 7. <ul><li>Dissemination of information that would maximize benefit to the Warfighter is difficult to leverage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Only partly because of real stovepipes (owning organizations) – substantial information is available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>But, Web 2.0 technology promotes stovepipes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Virtual” resource gaps </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cannot effectively leverage resources on web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not have the ability to truly personalize content to individuals, groups, organizations and communities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>If could leverage all available information in an actionable way for PMs, the Warfighter, and RMS/L professionals could help break both kinds of stovepipes </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Enables use of content across existing web sites and resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Breaks “stove pipes” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User interaction with all forms of media (e.g., contextual alphanumeric data, text, video, audio, virtual worlds) across web resources without hyperlinks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Uniquely designed for New Media management: what is New Media? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On-demand access to specific content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>User feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creative participation by individuals, groups, organizations, communities – user-centric interaction -- e.g., virtual worlds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to develop or re-purpose content that is personalized for the user </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continual content enrichment for particular purposes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Able to build new applications or integrate existing applications for domain specific purposes at relatively low cost </li></ul><ul><li>Uses all networks: dialup, broadband, mobile, wireless, broadcast </li></ul><ul><li>Uses all devices: computers, PDAs, media players, mobile phones, digital TVs, video game consoles </li></ul><ul><li>Proven, standards-based platform that can be deployed now without R&D </li></ul>
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  10. 10. Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF) Version 2.0: Operational View 1 (OV-1): TLCSM Platform “ It shows the main operational concepts and interesting or unique aspects of operations. It describes the interactions between the subject architecture and its environment, and between the architecture and external systems.” Selected Sites/Portals Video Libraries Wikis, Blogs <ul><li>Social Media, e.g., </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><li>Others </li></ul>ENVIRONMENT <ul><li>Users </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Statutory Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul>Many Others There are an additional 51 subordinate sites RSS PODCASTS Service Virtual Worlds, e.g., USAF MyBase TLCSM Platform Warfighter Program Managers Milestone Decision Authorities Logisticians Senior Military Leadership JCIDS Product Support Managers Systems Engineers
  11. 11. <ul><li>From the vantage of RMS/L, DoD is in “crisis” now </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Even if there is slow real growth in DoD budget </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If is a real question given Administration’s overall spending and the deficit </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Persistent stovepipe barriers threaten ability to maintain across-the-board superiority for the Warfighter </li></ul><ul><li>Need to focus on getting the right information to the right people at the right time for prudent decision making </li></ul><ul><li>Problem is bigger than organizational stovepipes – it’s information stovepipes </li></ul><ul><li>Amount of data and information available on web and in video, audio, and contextual alphanumeric data for RMS/L is overwhelming </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cannot possibly be absorbed in its current form </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technologies in use reinforce stovepipes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Need to pursue the potential of moving toward Web 3.0 and personalized services for individual, organizations, groups and communities </li></ul>