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REORGANIZATION OF RDT&E WITHIN DMA 


Dr. Richard A. Berg 
Defense Mapping Agency 
Washington, D.C. 20305-3000 


ABSTRACT 




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OCT 2 7 1988 


DMA has recently made organizational changes in order to be 
more responsive to the Agency needs for research, 
development, engineering, acquisition and integrated 
logistics planning. A reorganization of the HQ DMA R&D 
staff and functions, together with the formation of a new 
DMA component, are the changes which have been initiated. 
The new DMA component, the Development, Engineering and 
Support Center (DESC), will consolidate and focus DMA's 
efforts in these vital areas. 


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BACKGROUND 

DMA faces significant challenges in the future due to 
changes in technology and evolving systems requiring MC&G 
support. A mandatory conversion program has been underway 
since 1982. In the early 1990's new production systems, 
which will take advantage of digital technology, will be 
installed at the DMA production centers. The development of 
a modernized DMA production environment is a formidable 
development task, and it must be followed by extensive 
transition engineering and integration into existing and new 
facilities. Planning for maintenance of hardware and 
software for these new systems must begin early enough to 
ensure a full operational capability. Strict configuration 
control must be exercised over existing and interim systems 
to ensure that newly developed systems will integrate 
properly. 

With respect to MC&G support, advanced systems are often 
approved for development without consideration to the 
volume, content or accuracy of MC&G data necessary to 
support system operations. Contractors and Military 
Department planners alike presume that DMA already has 
available MC&G data in unlimited quantity at extremely high 
resolutions. 

It is evident that for DMA to be responsive to its changing 
environment and to ensure success of the R&D program, 
organizational changes are necessary. Development is 


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16 SUPPLEMENTARY NOTATION 

Presentation at 1986 MC&G Conference, 8 October 1986. 


18. SUBJECT TERMS ( Continue on reverse if necessary and identify by block number) 
Modernization program. Research, development, engineering, 
acquisition and integrated logistics planning. Configura- 


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lDMA has recently made organizational changes in order to be more responsive to the 
Agency needs for research, development, engineering, acquisition and integrated logistics 
planning. A reorganization of the HQ DMA R&D staff and functions, together with the 
formation of a new DMA component, are the changes which have been initiated. The new 
DMA component, the Development, Engineering and Support Center (DESC), will consolidate 
and focus DMA's efforts in these vital areas. 


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SUBJECT TERMS: (Continued) 

Hardware and software maintenance program. ADP and investment procurement 
program. RDT&E. 




occurring throughout the agency with the mandatory 
conversion program being managed apart from other research 
efforts. Centers of management are evolving that make 
communicating difficult. Improved mechanisms are needed for 
developing and evaluating the agency's technical program. A 
reduced level of detailed project management is required at 
HQ DMA in favor of increased emphasis on major policy issues 
and increased communication with system developers. 

Considering these factors, the Director DMA has initiated a 
study to address DMA's organizational responsiveness to 
these problems. His guidance directed the following 
functions for the new organization: 

a. Execute the current functions of DMA's modernization 
program. 

b. Execute the Agency's configuration control program. 

c. Manage the Agency's non-modernization related r&d 
program. 

d. Execute major systems contracting. 

e. Manage the Agency's hardware and software 
maintenance program. 

f. Manage and execute the Agency's ADP and investment 
procurement program for mission equipment and software. 

g. Provide MC&G support for DoD advanced systems 
development. 

h. Manage and execute integrated logistics planning. 

The study team used this guidance and developed a detailed 
organizational and operational concept which responded to 
these areas of concern. The Director has reviewed the 
recommendations of the team and approved the implementation 
plan leading to an IOC early in FY87. 


HQ DMA ORGANIZATION CHANGES 


The Systems and Techniques Directorate of HQ DMA has been 
replaced by the Research and Engineering Directorate’. The 
new organization has the responsibility for the following 
staff functions: 






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a. Analyzing advanced system requirements - This is a 
critical area that needs immediate attention. DMA will 
maintain close liaison with the Military Departments to 
promote information exchange and understand sooner the MC&G 
requirements for advanced systems. To ensure proper liaison 
DMA will have senior military or civilian personnel assigned 
to the offices of the Assistant Secretaries for R&D of the 
Military Departments, the office of the Under Secretary of 
Defense for Research and Engineering, the Strategic Defense 
Initiative Office and possibly some Unified and Specified 
Command R&D offices. This close working relationship is 
essential to early recognition of MC&G requirements during 
the concept definition phase of advanced systems. 

b. Establishing policy, plans and program review for: 

1. The DMA RDT&E program, including all aspects of 
modernization. 

2. Procurement of mission equipment and ADP. 

3. Agency-wide engineering support. 

4. Technical education and training. 

5. Control of system changes throughout the agency. 

c. Executing oversight of the Military Departments’ R&D 
in MC&G - DMA must coordinate the efforts of the Military 
Department H&D organizations to minimize redundant MC&G 
research and to focus maximum attention to the highest 
priority problems. 


DEVELOPMENT, ENGINEERING AND SUPPORT CENTER 


The Development, Engineering and Support Center (DESC) is a 
new component of DMA consolidating all RDT&E, engineering, 
acquisition and logistics planning functions in DMA. The 
nucleus of DESC is the former Special Program Office for 
Exploitation and Modernization (SPOEM), which directed the 
Agency's modernization program. The DESC will perform the 
detailed management of all DMA resources and programs 
involving research and development, engineering, integrated 
logistics planning, major production systems acquisition and 
configuration management. DESC will coordinate these 
activities among all the DMA components and with HQ DMA/RE. 


The DESC will have responsibility for these functions: 


















a. Formulating and executing all DMA R&D programs - 
This includes the modernization program as well as follow-on 
efforts. DESC will plan and manage all 6.2 - 6.4 RDT&E 
projects and advanced systems development activities. To 
ensure consistency and standardization in development of new 
or improved production systems, DESC will operate the 
developmental configuration control board. Support to 
oversight of the total DoD MC&G R&D program will also be 
performed by DESC. 

b. Providing Agency wide engineering support - DESC 
will be responsible for planning and executing changes to 
the DMA modernized production system. The engineering for 
transition and integration is an important part of this 
function. DESC will manage the Agency's technical 
engineering resources. 

c. Providing operational support - DESC will establish 
and manage a depot maintenance system for the modernized 
production system. Hardware and software maintenance for 
the modernized production system, together with the 
operational configuration control board, will also be a DESC 
responsibility. 

d. Planing and executing the acquisition program - 
Acquisition of all R&D, mission technical equipment, mission 
ADP and hardware/software maintenance for the modernized 
production system will be centralized at DESC. A dedicated 
cadre of procurement and engineering professionals will 
manage the complex acquisitions which are anticipated in the 
future. 

e. Planing and executing integrated logistics support 
Integrated logistics support systems planning and 

facilities planning for the modernized production system 
will be performed by DESC. This initiates a program of 
life-cycle management of DMA modernized production system 
assets. 


SUMMARY 

In summary, the new structures of the DMA RDT&E 
organizations are more responsive to Agency needs. There 
will be an increased focus on all research and development 
tasks with emphasis on improving coordination and program 
integration within DMA. The new organizations will also 
result in closer interaction with the Military Departments 
to ensure that MC&G requirements of the future are met.