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dc.contributor.advisorMcCaffrey,Martin J.
dc.contributor.advisorKamel, Magdi
dc.contributor.authorAldridge, Jon K.
dc.dateDecember, 1996
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-06T23:06:48Z
dc.date.available2014-03-06T23:06:48Z
dc.date.issued1996-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/39298
dc.description.abstractSoftware development and acquisition have been the Achilles' heel within the Departtnent of Defense for many years. In spite of considerable oversight and the control exercised by many regulations standards, there still exists significant problems in cost, schedule, and delivered capability will programs. This thesis looks at the acquisition of two software and firmware intensive programs, Position Location and Reporting System (PLRS) and the Enhanced PLRS (EPLRS). Its primary focus is the transition of life cycle management of the software to the government post deployment software support (PDSS) activity. The acquisition of PLRS by the U.S. Marine Corps involved the acquisition of an unprecedented new technology and system capability never before attempted. As a result, configuration management, testing, and transfer of the software maintenance support functions can considerable problems at the PDSS activity. A number of the lessons from this experience were applied to the acquisition and development of the Army's EPLRS resulting in a more thorough statement of contractual requirements for the contractor, better understanding of the configuration management by government, and the testing of the system under more realistic conditions to validate its abilities. recommendation of this thesis will result in a smoother acquisition process, a more mature system at time of delivery to the government, and a more capable PDSS.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/plrsndeplrscases1094539298
dc.format.extentxvi, 130 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titlePLRS and EPLRS: a case study in system development and post deployment software supporten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentInformation Technology Management
dc.description.serviceU.S. Marine Corps (U.S.M.C.) authoren_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Information Technology Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineInformation Technology Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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