Decision Support Technologies for Weapon System Logistics Investment Decisions

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-07-C-6742
Agency Tracking Number: F061-016-3246
Amount: $3,634,940.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-016
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
26 Castilian Drive, Suite B, Goleta, CA, 93117
DUNS: 153927827
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Sam Boykin
 Principal Investigator
 (937) 429-3302
 sboykin@fti-net.com
Business Contact
 Iva Heins
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (805) 685-6672
Email: iheins@fti-net.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Air Force Smart Operations 21 (AFSO21) initiative is examining process improvements across the service. With this new evolving culture, it is critical to have detailed process definitions as well as a real understanding of how changes in those processes impact the country’s war-fighting capability. The Logistics Composite Model (LCOM) provides an important assessment capability to ensure operations and support data from all sources can be integrated and used to understand weapon system performance and affordability for logistics-support options. LCOM is a very large and detailed simulation model. The complexity associated with numerous data conversion programs, input files, preprocessor programs, simulation programs, temporary or intermediate files, post-processor programs, and output files leads to lost productivity and potential mistakes due to poor data management and inaccurate or incomplete configuration control. This multi-phase research will develop a modern, PC-based capability to provide a effective user interface, seamless operation, and configuration control for LCOM analysts. The capability would increase the productivity of analysts and their assessments that are essential to logistics activities focused on improving war-readiness of operational systems. This capability will improve planning for support of new systems and help to ensure systems remain affordable throughout their lifecycle.

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