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  • clindsey09
31/3/2018 4:24 PM

​I'm new to the acquisition community and preparing for my first ILA.  There's an item in the ILA Handbook, "Preferred Parts Selection List/Approved Parts Lists".  Is it part of the SEP, PPP, DMSMS?  I was given an instruction, DoDI 8100.04, but that document wasn't very helpful.  Where might I be able to find information on this requirement?

clindsey093/23/2018 12:03 PMNoAsk the Community
21/3/2018 4:08 PM
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41/30/2018 2:27 PM

I have been tasked with compiling a Product Support Business Case Analysis for 2 newly awarded projects (CONUS and USAFE FSS) and I am at a loss of what information I need to complete the PSBCA profile as seen in the "DoD PSBCA Guidebook (Rel. 2011)"​ 

Goal is to determine whether this should be a single contract award to one RFP rather than 2.

I've never done this before, despite my project management background

So I'm starting with this outline:

The DoD Product Support BCA outline represents the standardized DoD Product Support BCA report. The outline of the DoD Product Support BCA is as follows:

  1. Executive Summary
  2. Introduction
  3. Desired Outcomes and Requirements
  4. Assumptions and Methods
  5. Alternatives
  6. Mission and Business Impacts
  7. Risk Analysis and Mitigation Plans
  8. Sensitivity Analysis
  9. Conclusion
  10. Recommendations

I'm trying to match up information but haven't many clues what to do.  Any direction would be most appreciated; also please translate any standard program abbreviations!

Thank you all in advance

WILLIAM KOBREN3/6/2018 3:12 PMNoAsk the Community
1/30/2018 2:18 PM
Picture Placeholder: KETTLY JOSEPH
02/5/2018 1:38 PM

​Hello all. I have been tasked to calculate the MTBF of a system in an AEROSTATIC environment. Can MIL-HDBK-217 be used for this calculation? I am not finding AEROSTATIC environment as a choice for MIL-HBKD-217. What is the closest environment that could be used  in liew of AEROSTASTIC using the Handbook? IF MIL-HDBK-217 cannot be used, what other software or procedure can be used to caculate MTBF in this type of environment? Thank you.

2/5/2018 1:38 PMNoAsk the Community
1/3/2018 3:09 PM
Picture Placeholder: KETTLY JOSEPH
41/3/2018 3:12 PM

Can MTBCF (Mean Time Betwen Critical Failure)  be greater than MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) assuming same system, temperature and environment?

ROBERT SCHULTZ1/24/2018 10:54 AMNoAsk the Community
11/3/2018 3:09 PM
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211/7/2017 7:18 AM

​As the National Lead for Supportability T&E at the Naval Air Systems Command, I had the pleasure of being a guest at a DAU "Lunch and Learn" in June 2017. As a result of that event, personnel from the Naval Sea Systems Command contacted me requesting participation in an upcoming class I will be hosting in Mar 2018. But I didn't hear of any interest from the Air Force or Army.

Can you point me in the right direction to who conducts the equivalency of Supportability Testing/Analysis for Air Force or Army product lines? It seems to me all of the services could benefit if we were to use our collective skills and resources in teaching/conducting a much needed service.

ALEXANDER BEACHY12/20/2017 4:47 PMNoAsk the Community
11/7/2017 7:01 AM
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211/7/2017 7:52 AM

​I am the logistics program manager for a small depot contract field team.  My program is contracted through the Contract Field Team/Program Office (CFT/PO).  What is the negative impact of writing a T&M contract with a not to exceed level for sustainment support while allowing the addition of CLINs to support modification kit installations.  A FFP contract works well for a known sustainment requirement but does not well support UDLMs or modifications that require different funding streams.  To date CFT/PO is very reluctant to write T&M contracts.

Any suggestions are appreciated...

ALEXANDER BEACHY12/20/2017 4:39 PMNoAsk the Community
11/7/2017 7:43 AM
Picture Placeholder: RONALD PRICE
411/8/2017 12:17 PM

I am working on a very mature program well into its sustainment phase. We now have a requirement to develop an LCSP for this program.

Question: Wouldn't it be more value-added to waive the requirement for this type of program until a redesign/new design phase of the program lifecycle is initiated?​

ALEXANDER BEACHY12/20/2017 4:31 PMNoAsk the Community
11/8/2017 12:09 PM
Picture Placeholder: ANTHONY DEVEVO
111/8/2017 7:01 PM

​I recently recieved a message which referred to GEN Perna's article, "Get Off The 'Hamster Wheel' & Fix Readiness: AMC Commander" - published in the 1 Nov 17 edition of Acquisition Land magazine.

Is there a website for Acquisition Land Magazine?

WILLIAM KOBREN11/22/2017 2:16 PMNoAsk the Community
111/7/2017 2:54 AM
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  • Patrick Lorzing
47/11/2017 9:22 AM

​I've been asked to establish a Logistics Assessment capability within CBP (Customs and Border Protection) and am seeking inputs from the community on how to best approach.  Please understand we do not (yet) have processes/guidebooks, etc, so really looking for step-by-step thoughts/advice. 


Pat Lorzing


Patrick Lorzing7/24/2017 7:31 AMNoAsk the Community
17/11/2017 9:14 AM
06/23/2017 2:32 PM

​Life cycle mangement is ensconced in DoD policy (DoD Directive 5000.01, Paragraph E1.29). What are you doing to successfully implement life cycle management planning on your program? What do you believe are some of the impediments to successful implementation? How do we overcome them?

6/23/2017 2:32 PMNoAsk the Community
10/27/2004 7:49 PM
06/23/2017 2:23 PM

DAU offers the defense acqusition workforce access to twenty different functional area gateways. Among them is the  Life Cycle Logsitifcs Functional Communuity Gateway.  Check it out! 

6/23/2017 2:23 PMNoAsk the Community
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