Battlefield Automation: Acquisition Issues Facing the Army
Acquisition Issues Facing the Army
Battlefield Automation: Acquisition
Issues Facing the Army Battle Command, Brigade and Below Program. Source: NSIAD-98-140,
June 30, 1998 - Abstracts of GAO Reports and Testimony, FY98.
The Army plans to increase the exchange of information on the battlefield through the Force XXI Battle Command, Brigade and Below Program. The goal is to "digitalize" the forces--create an automated information network at the brigade level and below by installing computers on individual battlefield platforms and linking those computers by radio. The Army plans to equip a division with this capability by the end of fiscal year 2000. This report reviews the Army's acquisition plans for the program. Specifically, GAO evaluates the program's significance to the Army's battlefield digitalization goal, the Army's derivation of cost estimates, and the feasibility of the Army's fielding schedule. GAO also collected information on experimental performance results so far.
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