Lessons Learned from Nuclear Acquisition and Certification

http://www.af.mil/News/Photos/igphoto/2001737990/mediaid/1879346/ (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ian Dudley)

http://www.af.mil/News/Photos/igphoto/2001737990/mediaid/1879346/ (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ian Dudley)

How can historical "lessons learned" from nuclear acquisition and certification efforts help mitigate new program acquisition pitfalls and avoid cost/time overrun?

DSIAC staff contacted multiple government historical research agencies and nuclear departments to assist in collecting information on the subject. Related areas of interest included dual capable aircraft, intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), and the airborne launch control system (ALCS). Many historical efforts are not currently digitally available, so each one must be requested from a compiled catalog. The catalogs and contact information were delivered to the inquirer, along with a bibliography generated from a search of the DTIC R&E Gateway and open sources of relevant documents. 

Inquiry Completion Date: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Distribution Statement: 
C. Distribution authorized to U.S. Government agencies and their contractors.
DTIC Accession No.: 
DSIAC- 2165843