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GSA Expo 2009. Acquisition Teaming – The Right Mix to Meet Agency Needs. Edward Bridges Director of Technical Operations, DCMA Ground Systems and Munitions Division. Agenda. About the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) About the Ground Systems and Munitions Division (GS&M)
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GSA Expo 2009 Acquisition Teaming – The Right Mix to Meet Agency Needs Edward Bridges Director of Technical Operations, DCMA Ground Systems and Munitions Division
Agenda • About the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) • About the Ground Systems and Munitions Division (GS&M) • About DCMA Tactical Wheeled Vehicles Chicago • About the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Program
DCMA Product Aligned Agency DCMA HQ DCMA Support Centers DCMA Operational Centers DCMA Aeronautical Systems Division DCMA Naval Sea Systems Division DCMA Ground Systems & Munitions Division DCMA Space & Missile Systems Division DCMA International Division DCMA Special Projects Division
About DCMA • The Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) is the Department of Defense (DoD) component that works directly with Defense suppliers to help ensure that DoD, Federal, and allied government supplies and services are delivered on time, at projected cost, and meet all performance requirements. DCMA directly contributes to the military readiness of the United States and its allies, and helps preserve the nation's freedom. • DCMA professionals serve as "information brokers" and in-plant representatives for military, Federal, and allied government buying agencies -- both during the initial stages of the acquisition cycle and throughout the life of the resulting contracts.
About DCMA • Before contract award, DCMA provides advice and services to help construct effective solicitations, identify potential risks, select the most capable contractors, and write contracts that meet the needs of our customers in DoD, Federal and allied government agencies. • After contract award, DCMA monitors contractors' performance and management systems to ensure that cost, product performance, and delivery schedules are in compliance with the terms and conditions of the contracts.
DCMA Mission and Vision Mission We provide Contract Administration Services to the Department of Defense Acquisition Enterprise and its partners to ensure delivery of quality products and services to the Warfighter; on time and on cost. Vision DoD’s leading experts in Quality Assurance; Cost, Schedule, and Supply Chain Predictability; and Contract Administration; enabling our partners to achieve contract objectives.
Current Agency Information as of March 31, 2009 Contracts data based on Parts A & B / Sections 1 -4
About the GS&M DivisionGS&M Headquarters and CMO Locations Munitions and Support Systems - Springfield Headquarters GSM Division - Chicago Combat Vehicles - Detroit Tactical Wheeled Vehicles - Chicago Surface Commo & Spt Systems - Philadelphia Future Combat Systems - Saint Louis Soldier Systems & CAP - Phoenix 8
BDUs – Propper Intl., - P.R.Combat Boots – Mo-Ka Shoe Corp – P.R. Gyrocam – Gyrocam Systems - Sarasota, FL Kevlar HelmetSpecialty DefenseMaryville, TN SINCGARS Radio -Tallahassee Tech - Tallahassee, FL MRAPFPI – Ladson, SC Chameleon Jammer- AMTI – Charleston, SC Michelin Tires, Michelin North America – Greenville, SC Body ArmorPoint BlankPompano Bch, FL Sidearm FN ManufacturingColumbia, SC GS&M Division - Direct Warfighter Support
About DCMA TWV-ChicagoProduct Locations FHTV / MTVR CMO TWV MRAP HMMWV Ammo Ammo DCMA Atlanta FMTV RESET DCMA Huntsville ASV CMO HQ Primary Product FMTV / MRAP Secondary Product
DCMA TWV-Chicago MRAPs – over 10,000 delivered! HET FMTV Caiman MaxxPro Primary Product (Tactical Wheeled Vehicles) Management Efforts HMMWV MTVR – 10,000 delivered! HEMTT – 20,000 delivered! PLS ASV
About MRAP ? TAHRACH-NABI—FAMP V—CAT I A Sole Source contract was awarded to Force Protection Industries, Inc (FPII) on 9 Nov 06 to bridge requirements until full production. A full and open competition was conducted which resulted in IDIQ contracts on 26 Jan to 9 contractors to procure CAT I and CAT II vehicles Oshkosh Truck Co 100 Procured Protected Vehicles Inc. 60 CAT I Procured Armor Holdings 1,170 Procured Force Protection 1,963 Procured Oshkosh Truck Co International Military and Government 1,971 CAT I Procured General Purpose Vehicles BAE 531 Procured General Dynamics Land Systems 620 Procured Textron
Communication and Structure were the Keys to Success • Communication • Priority set by Secretary of Defense (#1 Priority Program) • DX Rating • DCMA Sponsored Orientation Conference (MRAP Conference #1) • Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the customer • Weekly Telecoms/Reports • DCMA Sponsored Strategy Session (MRAP Conference #2) • Structure (Product Focus) • GS&M Division was focal point for the Agency • DCMA TWV Chicago was focal point for the GS&M Division • Established Product Readiness Integrator (PRI) Position for MRAP (Catalyst)
Some of the critical pieces Clear & Concise Guidance Critical Teaming Concept Innovative Management Solutions Oriented Mission Focused Robust Communication Why MRAP Contact Administration Has Been Successful
DCMA Support StrategySingle Belly Button Approach - PEO Centralized (Ground Systems and Munitions (GSM) Div Level) Strategic planning and resource allocation Integration and application of all Agency assets Establishment of performance commitments with MARSYSCOM & JPO Bi-monthly meetings with MARSYSCOM & JPO For all DCMA MRAP related items: BG Mike Brogan (MARSYSCOM) - Mitch Howell, SES (GSM Div) Program priorities Program requirements Production projections Problems, issues, or concerns Areas of interest Etc. Resources and other required DCMA support 15
DCMA Support Strategy Single Belly Button Approach – JPO & SPAWAR • Decentralized (Contract Management Office (CMO) Level) • Tactical execution • Contractor Influence • Accountability and enforcement of contract specifications • Frequent meetings with JPO, SPAWAR, and OEMs for issue resolution • Mr. Paul Mann (JPO) • CAPT Red Hoover (SPAWAR) • DCMA Customer Liaison Representative - on site at JPO • DCMA Quality Assurance Representatives - on site at SPAWAR • Critical DCMA MRAP Integrated Management Team Leadership • CAPT Joe Manna - Atlanta • Mr. Ed Bridges - Chicago • Col Warren Anderson – Dayton • COL Dion King - Detroit • COL Dan Gallagher - Huntsville • CAPT Brian Wenger – Americas (Canada) • COL Tim Dixon – Southern Europe (Germany) • Ms. Mary Grace Switlik – Industrial Analysis Center (IAC) “VFR Direct” to DCMA OEM Source
Proactive Issue ResolutionTeaming with JPO, OEMs, SPAWAR, & Warriors A good news story! • Daily & Weekly Status Meetings w/ OEMs • Production Status, Field Feedback & Corrective Action • Telecoms, IPRs and Ad Hoc Meetings w/ JPO • Production status; field interchange issues • Lean Six Sigma initiatives; inspection & acceptance issues • On-site, hands-on DCMA quality staff at SPAWAR – Conducts joint inspections, documents arrival condition, and coordinates with OEM Field Support Representative (FSR) for issue resolution • OEM FSRs on site at SPAWAR for timely liaison and issue resolution • SPAWAR - DCMA discrepancy feedback loop - A DCMA Deficiency Assessment HOTLINE for SPAWAR • Weekly MRAP production status reports • Real time delay notification • Provided and coordinated training on Wide-Area Work Flow (WAWF) and Multi-user ECP Automated Review System (MEARS) • MRAP vehicle condition reporting system (Ties it all together – from OEM to Theater – Currently a work in progress)
Early issue identification, resolution & elimination The Bottom Line • DCMA supports the MRAP Enterprise by ensuring Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) compliance with contractual requirements • DCMA operates on a 24/7 basis, when required, to ensure quality products are accepted and shipped on time • No MRAPs have missed shipment into Theater due to OEM QA issues • DCMA has established teaming relationships and procedures to ensure fasterdelivery of more mission capable, survivable vehicles DCMA GSM Division – We manage contracts with a war fighting spirit!
MRAP’s Impact on Combat OperationsLt. Lee J. Stuckey – MRAP Survivor What impact is the MRAP having on the following? War fighters Families Units The war in general
Failure is not an option!Direct Warfighter Impact All 6 MRAP occupants survived this IED event!!
MRAP has Changed Expectations Senior officials across the acquisition spectrum are starting to use MRAP as a benchmark Strong interest in academic institutions to “bottle” the MRAP magic Warfighters are even less tolerant of lengthy development cycle times Army has announced acceleration of JLTV by 2 years Is that fast enough? MRAP II as bridge or replacement?
Teaming for Success • Over 200 DCMA employees worked on the MRAP Program at one time or another. • At least that many were involved at the customer’s organization (Joint Program Office) and many more throughout DoD. • Every one of them were crucial in making this program a success. • Structure – Communication – Catalyst - Success!