I urge our Navy and Marine Corps acquisition team to read this guide. Why? Simply put, our goal is to field weapon systems that are superior, sustainable and affordable to our
Our focus has always been to rapidly field technologically superior systems for our sailors, marines, soldiers, and airmen. A worthy objective! However, we all understands that roughly eighty percent of the life cycle cost of a weapon system happens after it is fielded. Yet, the decisions that can help reduce this cost are made long before. Additionally, a technologically superior weapon is only successful if it can be sustained for the duration of the conflict. What can be done to help reduce life cycle cost while improving sustainability? In two words: acquisition logistics. Acquisition logistics provides us the means to tackle these problems ultimately resulting in a better and more cost-effective weapon to our war-fighters
I had this guide developed to help us better understand what acquisition logistics is and how it can be measured. To ensure availability for all members of our acquisition community, the guide is posted on the ABM homepage www.abm.rda.hq.navy.mil. I hope you find it useful.