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Delivering Victory
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78754-603-5

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Publication date: 1 May 2002

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Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal, vol. 11 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0965-3562

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Publication date: 3 April 2018

Tommie L. Ellis, Robert A. Nicholson, Antoinette Y. Briggs, Scott A. Hunter, James E. Harbison, Paul S. Saladna, Michael W. Garris, Robert K. Ohnemus, John E. O’Connor and Steven B. Reynolds

Rising operational costs and software sustainment concerns have driven the Air Force to move to newer technology to ensure that the Air Force Standard Base Supply System…

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Rising operational costs and software sustainment concerns have driven the Air Force to move to newer technology to ensure that the Air Force Standard Base Supply System (SBSS) can continue to provide affordable and sustainable mission support in the years to come. This paper aims to summarize the successful software modernization effort the Air Force undertook to achieve that objective.

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The paper describes the preliminary system updates that were required to isolate the SBSS software from all internal and external system and user interfaces in preparation for the subsequent successful code roll effort. Once the legacy SBSS component was fully isolated, the SBSS software modernization objective was achieved via a “code roll” conversion of the SBSS software from legacy COBOL to Java code, and movement of the integrated logistics system-supply application from a proprietary information technology (IT) platform to an open IT operating environment.

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The SBSS system modernization yielded immediate and significant IT operational cost reductions and provided an important foundation for achieving Air Force logistics system consolidation and cloud computing objectives going forward.

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The SBSS modernization experience should be useful in assisting similar data system software modernization efforts.

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Journal of Defense Analytics and Logistics, vol. 1 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2399-6439

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Publication date: 7 August 2017

Natália de Brito Oliveira Luiz da Costa, Tharcisio Cotta Fontainha and Adriana Leiras

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the status of the current Brazilian regulations regarding the Brazilian Air Force (BAF) operations during disaster response…

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The purpose of this paper is to analyze the status of the current Brazilian regulations regarding the Brazilian Air Force (BAF) operations during disaster response compared with the real BAF operations in the landslides that affected the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2011. This analysis reveals the evolutions and challenges that warrant further discussion, even six years after the deadliest disaster in recent Brazilian history.

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The research is structured using a case study method and a process approach. The data gathered from official BAF reports and professionals and BAF regulations are compared using a theoretical reference process model as a guide.

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The spread of documentations and laws that prescribe the BAF operations during disaster response limit the replication of BAF standards in future disasters. Among the 96 processes described in the theoretical reference process model, 12 processes that are identified in the BAF reports and interviews that address the response to the Rio landslides of 2011 remain unaddressed in the BAF regulations. Considering the BAF expertise, three additional processes are suggested for future consideration in the reference process model that guided this research.

Research limitations/implications

This paper does not discuss the collaborative perspective of BAF operations with other military forces and stakeholders in disaster response.

Practical implications

The findings are indications of improvement in BAF regulations.

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In addition to providing an analysis of the military force operations in response to a massive disaster, this paper can also serve as a reference for a benchmark discussion of military operations in disaster response.

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Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal, vol. 26 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0965-3562

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Publication date: 29 November 2019

Richard E. Killblane

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Delivering Victory
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ISBN: 978-1-78754-603-5

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Publication date: 1 May 1954

THE importance of military research and development gained early recognition during the Second World War with the impact of such developments as radar, the atom bomb, the…

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THE importance of military research and development gained early recognition during the Second World War with the impact of such developments as radar, the atom bomb, the proximity fuse, the V‐2 rocket, and jet propulsion. During the post‐war years, however, a vital significance was attached to research and development as the only means by which to attain the technical superiority needed to offset the preponderances of manpower available to this country's major potential enemy.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 26 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

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Publication date: 1 March 1985

Yash Gupta and Wing Sing Chow

This article surveys the literature dealing with theory and applications of life cycle costing (LCC). It deals with the literature published in the last 25 years and…

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This article surveys the literature dealing with theory and applications of life cycle costing (LCC). It deals with the literature published in the last 25 years and provides 667 references.

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International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, vol. 2 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0265-671X

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Book part
Publication date: 29 November 2019

Richard E. Killblane

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Delivering Victory
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ISBN: 978-1-78754-603-5

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Expert briefing
Publication date: 17 August 2015

Russian Aerospace Forces.

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DOI: 10.1108/OXAN-DB201698

ISSN: 2633-304X

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Publication date: 1 March 2004

Ryan M. Novak, Trevor T. Sthultz, Timothy S. Reed, Christopher C. Wood, Jesse A. Kirstein and Jason A. Whittle

United States Air Force (USAF) acquisition programs have historically suffered from extended acquisition cycle times and cost and schedule overruns. Department of Defense…

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United States Air Force (USAF) acquisition programs have historically suffered from extended acquisition cycle times and cost and schedule overruns. Department of Defense senior leadership has called for "transformation" of the acquisition process. In this article, we investigate an Evolutionary Acquisition (EA) strategy and the spiral development process. This article presents the case study analysis of three USAF acquisition programs: Global Hawk, B-2 Bomber, and Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV). Data were collected through extensive literature review, interviews with acquisition experts from the three program offices, and completed questionnaires from members of Air Force Materiel Command’s (AFMC) Acquisition Center of Excellence (ACE), Aeronautical Systems Center’s (ASC) Transformation Team, and ASC’s ACE.

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Journal of Public Procurement, vol. 4 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1535-0118

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