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Document Title : The Ballistic Missile Defense Organization's Consolidated Targets Program,

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AD Number: ADA329067
Subject Categories: ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS
Corporate Author: BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE ORGANIZATION WASHINGTON DC
Title: The Ballistic Missile Defense Organization's Consolidated Targets Program,
Personal Authors: DeCesaris, Chet; Millner, Paul; Grabowsky, Craig; O'Dea, Martin
Report Date: 04 AUG 97
Pages: 9 PAGES
Monitor Acronym: XD
Monitor Series: OASD/PA
Supplementary Note: Prepared in collaboration with SRS Technologies, Arlington, VA and TASC, Inc., Arlington, VA.
Descriptors: *THEATER MISSILE DEFENSE, TEST AND EVALUATION, REENTRY VEHICLES, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, ACQUISITION, COST EFFECTIVENESS, ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, OFF THE SHELF EQUIPMENT, GUIDED MISSILE TARGETS, NATIONAL DEFENSE.
Identifiers: NMD(NATIONAL MISSILE DEFENSE), BMDO(BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE ORGANIZATION)
Abstract: The Ballistic Missile Defense Organization's (BMDO) Consolidated Targets Program (CTP) provides threat-representative targets and related items for test and evaluation (T&E) activities associated with Theater Missile Defense (TMD) National Missile Defense (NMD) and other Department of Defense (DoD) technology and demonstration programs. The CTP was instituted to centralize planning, management, acquisition, and operations for all BMDO target systems. Through it's primary executing agency, the U.S. Army Space and Strategic Defense Command (USASSDC), this consolidated approach facilitates improved management of target requirements, validation, verification and accreditation (VV&A) processes, and the acquisition and development of credible and cost-effective targets. Based on the test objectives, the user develops and provides target requirements to the CTP. The targets program executing agent, in coordination with the user, analyzes, refines, and costs the target requirements to ensure the user receives the most cost-effective targets which meet the test requirements. The targets program acquisition strategy emphasizes the use of off-the-shelf and excess government equipment in order to reduce development and focus on target systems which allow maximum test flexibility with minimal infrastructure support. Foreign Military Acquisition (FMA) assets are also integrated whenever available and appropriate.
Limitation Code: APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Source Code: 426579