Joint Requirements Oversight Council Case Study

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In 2009, the United States civilian leadership made the appropriate decision to reduce F22 Raptor procurement quantities from 339 aircraft to 187 aircraft. Although a contentious one, this decision resulted from an accurate assessment of the current and future airpower requirements within the US Air Force. The Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC) considered the current and future strategic environment, required capabilities, cost, schedule, and performance problems coupled with budgetary constraints, as well as the need for other competing programs in its analysis. Following this assessment, the JROC appropriately determined that a reduced F22 program best supported national security needs as the country moved out of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. This paper briefly addresses these factors as a part of the Joint Strategic Planning System (JSPS) process. The JROC assesses risks, establishes priorities, and promotes economies of scale for the joint force. The JROC’s products lead to the decision to reduce F22 procurement by nearly fifty percent was based on JSPS output. This assessment of the F22 program requirements and…show more content…
The Planning, Programming, Budget and Execution (PPBE) process is one component of the Defense Acquisition System (DAS). While JCIDS focuses on requirements, the Secretary of Defense led PPBE is focused on the allocation and management of funds for both current and future acquisition programs. The Execution component of PPBE evaluates program performance against previously determined objectives. When resources are not effectively or efficiently utilized, decisions are made regarding program adjustment or termination. The Pentagon’s 2008 National Defense Strategy defining principle was balance. Secretary Gates stated “The US cannot expect to buy everything. The DOD must set priorities and consider inescapable tradeoffs and opportunity
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