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xv, 27 pages : ill. ; 28 cm
  • Introduction
  • TCA and Current Air Force Sustainment Efforts
  • Application of the Framework to the F-35
  • Conclusions and Potential Extensions of This Analysis.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xxx, 136 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Space assets are vital to the economic, social, and military interests of the United State, but these interests can conflict with one another, especially when it comes to space system sustainment. The authors worked with Air Force Space Command to develop a sustainment philosophy based on separation of demand, supply, and integrator processes and clear definition of responsibilities, using specific systems and units for illustration.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780833040145 20160528
Green Library
xvii, 47 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.
Green Library
pages cm
  • A mission-based view of sustainment
  • Budgetary constraints
  • Scope ; what is unique about the nuclear enterprise?
  • Approach and perspective
  • The framework
  • The nuclear system of systems
  • An integrated view
  • Challenges and policy options to meet them
  • System-level sustainment plans
  • Nuclear command, control, and communications
  • Other system-level sustainment plans
  • An Air Force nuclear architecture and mission sustainment plan
  • Improved interagency coordination and advocacy
  • Maintaining human capital
  • Metrics
  • Summary.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xxx, 138 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
The United Kingdom Ministry of Defence1s Fixed Wing Sector Strategy Board commissioned RAND Europe to assist in the development of a strategy and sustainment plan for the military fixed wing sector. RAND focused on the health and sustainment of key skills in the sector1s industrial base. This monograph describes the qualitative and quantitative methodologies that the RAND team followed and summarises its findings and recommendations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780833050410 20160604
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xviii, 92 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
This book analyzes the interpretation, transformation, and future of the U.S. Air Force's ongoing surge requirements. "Sustainment surge" describes the increase in weapon systems repair activity brought on by the operational demands of wartime or contingency operations. In light of the U.S. military's transformations in force planning over the past 25 years, the authors of this report look at how the nature of surge has changed, whether legislation has hindered management in developing effective and efficient ways to manage surge, and whether the effectiveness and efficiency of surge planning can be improved.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780833038319 20160528
Green Library
xxiii, 118 pages : illustrations, maps (chiefly in color) ; 28 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xxvii, 112 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
This book describes a potential common operating system (COP) for the Air Force material sustainment system (MSS). The authors first develop a COP based on the principles of effects-based measures, schwerpunkt (organizational focus), decision rights, and a nonmarket economic framework, then they apply the COP to depot-level reparable component sustainment to illustrate how the COP would improve overall MSS efficiency and responsiveness.This book describes a common operating picture for the Air Force materiel sustainment system that, if implemented, would make the system more efficient and more responsive to changing operational needs.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780833041289 20160527
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xxvii, 74 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Measuring AEF capabilities
  • A decision support tool for AEF capability analysis, AEF DCAT
  • Illustrative applications of AEF capabilities and sustainment analysis
  • Conclusions and recommendations.
Green Library
xx, 84 p. ; 28 cm.
The U.S. Air Force asked RAND Project AIR FORCE to perform a congressionally required assessment of contractor versus organic management of F-22 air vehicle and F119 engine sustainment to determine the most cost-effective approach. The methodology involved the development of notional government sustainment organizations and a consideration of a variety of factors relevant to such a decision, including the asserted benefits of each approach.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780833048943 20160605
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xxii, 108 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm.
Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) parts and designated engineering representative (DER) repairs are parts and repairs that are provided by third-party companies and certified by the Federal Aviation Administration to be airworthy and interchangeable with original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts or repairs. Currently, all major U.S. carriers use PMA parts and DER repairs in their own fleets so they can introduce competition, save costs, and maintain a more robust supply chain of parts and repairs. The Department of Defense (DoD) is interested in increasing its use of similar kinds of alternate parts and repairs.
This report assesses the feasibility and extent to which DoD might decrease its aircraft operating and support costs without a loss of safety or reliability through the increase in the use of non-OEM parts and repairs. The authors performed case studies on two engines used by the Air Force and the Navy; conducted a literature review; interviewed subject matter experts, engineers, and contracting personnel; and mined PMA and DoD data to analyze parts commonality among DoD engines. The authors find substantial evidence of cost savings where the Air Force and Navy have used PMA parts and DER repairs; however, they also find large differences in how, and how aggressively, the military services pursue the use of these practices in comparison with commercial airlines. The authors offer recommendations on how DoD and the services can revise their processes to realize greater benefits from PMA parts and DER repairs.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xviii, 235 p. : ill. (chiefly col.)
The ability of the United States Air Force (USAF) to keep its aircraft operating at an acceptable operational tempo, in wartime and in peacetime, has been important to the Air Force since its inception. This is a much larger issue for the Air Force today, having effectively been at war for 20 years, with its aircraft becoming increasingly more expensive to operate and maintain and with military budgets certain to further decrease. The enormously complex Air Force weapon system sustainment enterprise is currently constrained on many sides by laws, policies, regulations and procedures, relationships, and organizational issues emanating from Congress, the Department of Defense (DoD), and the Air Force itself. Against the back-drop of these stark realities, the Air Force requested the National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies, under the auspices of the Air Force Studies Board to conduct an in-depth assessment of current and future Air Force weapon system sustainment initiatives and recommended future courses of action for consideration by the Air Force.
xxvi, 169 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Current faculty composition at the United States Air Force Academy
  • USAFA senior leader perspectives on the ideal faculty mix
  • Cadets' officership development
  • Cadets' academic development
  • Relative costs of military and civilian faculty
  • Faculty staffing challenges
  • Officer career development
  • Conclusion and policy recommendations.
The mission of the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) is "to educate, train and inspire men and women to become officers of character, motivated to lead the United States Air Force in service to our nation." To achieve this mission, USAFA provides cadets with both military training and a four-year college education similar to that offered at civilian institutions. Unlike at civilian institutions, however, USAFA academic classes are taught by a mix of active-duty military officers and civilian professors. Since civilians were formally incorporated onto the faculty at USAFA in the early 1990s, there has been continued debate over the best mix of military and civilian faculty needed to achieve the academy's mission. Furthermore, the Air Force currently faces difficulty in meeting USAFA faculty requirements for officers with advanced academic degrees, often resulting in understaffed departments. Funding for temporary faculty to fill these positions is also declining. A RAND study sought to help address these issues by examining the impact of potential changes to the current military-civilian academic faculty composition in five areas of importance to USAFA's mission and the broader U.S. Air Force: (1) cadets' officership development, (2) cadets' academic development, (3) cost, (4) staffing challenges, and (5) officer career development (i.e., how degree attainment and teaching tours at USAFA affect the career paths of active-duty military personnel at different points in their careers). Based on the study's findings, this report makes recommendations for a faculty composition that best balances these key factors and is sustainable into the future.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xx, 57 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Documents a phase-one effort to develop new methods to help ensure that warfighter needs are adequately represented as the Air Force manages its programs and budget. Drawing on previous RAND work on capabilities-based planning and portfolio management, the authors outline a method that considers measures of combat effectiveness, as well as cost-effectiveness from multiple perspectives, in comparing options for accomplishing a given mission.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780833049490 20160604
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xv, 53 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xii, 19 pages : 1 color illustration ; 28 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xvii, 243 p. : charts ; 23 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
10 pages : color chart ; 28 cm.
  • Key findings
  • Unit Personnel
  • Weapon System Sustainment Costs: Aircraft Depot Maintenance
  • Engine Depot Maintenance
  • Depot-Level Reparables
  • Modifications
  • Other Operating and Support Costs
  • Reducing Unit Personnel Costs
  • Reducing Weapon System Sustainment Costs: Increased Senior Leader Attention to Understanding and Managing Costs
  • Development of an Air Force Enterprise Sustainment Strategy
  • Sustainment Business Case Analyses for Legacy Fleets
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • About This Report.
"Between fiscal years 1996 and 2011, Air Force expenditures on aircraft operating and support (O&S) costs grew at above-inflation rates, despite reductions in the overall size of the Air Force fleet. To understand why, in fiscal years (FYs) 2012 and 2013 the Air Force commissioned RAND analyses of O&S cost trends. This executive summary describes key findings from the FY 2012–2013 analyses; discusses recent Air Force efforts to mitigate, and hopefully reduce, the largest categories of O&S costs; and recommends additional actions for Air Force leadership consideration"--Publisher's description.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
1 online resource (xiv, 153 pages) : color illustrations Digital: text file; PDF.
  • Strategic planning and policy
  • CCDR mission and capability needs
  • Technologies for unmanned systems
  • operating environment
  • Logistics and sustainment
  • Training
  • International cooperation.
"The purpose of this Roadmap is to articulate a vision and strategy for the continued development, production, test, training, operation , and sustainment of unmanned systems technology across DoD. This "Unmanned Systems Integrated Roadmap" establishes a technological vision for the next 25 years and outlines actions and technologies for DoD and industry to pursue to intelligently and affordably align with this vision."--Page v.
xxv, 131 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Contractor logistics support (CLS) is the Air Force choice for system sustainment, but is it the best option? The issues have included inadequate supporting data and the tendency for CLS contracts to go, by default, to original equipment manufacturers. This title recommends resolving the data issues through centralization and standardization.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780833045768 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)


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