[NDIA Logistics Forum] Program Commonalities Good; Long Term Contracts Hard to Pull Off DomesticallyJun 13, 2013 18:15 UTC
Ed. note: This entry is part of DID’s coverage of the NDIA’s National Logistics Forum 2013.
In his keynote, Dale Bennett, EVP of Mission Systems and Training at Lockheed Martin, listed a few things DoD and industry can do to get better results despite increased funding constraints.
First, Bennett thinks that sharing technologies across programs can not only improve interoperability, but also reduce sustainment costs, presumably thanks to shared spare parts and better familiarity (because of repeat exposure) from the people doing the maintenance. AEGIS and its various spin-offs (e.g. AEGIS Ashore) is the program that he used to illustrate this trend.