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APPENDIX 8 STATEMENT OF TASK The committee has been asked by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) for a review of its Logistics Systems Modernization Program (LSMP). The committee will review the modernization strategy and management approaches being employed in the program. Specifically, the committee will perform the following tasks: 1. Review the DLA mission, organization, and operations. This will include visits to selected DLA sites in order to observe operations and existing automation resources. The dependence of logistics plans and operations on automation will be reviewed as they affect procedures and organization. The DLA's technical support infrastructure and capabilities for modernizing its automation resources will be reviewed in light of its overall mission and objectives. 2. Identify and rank in order of importance the critical management, acquisition, design, and architectural issues in achieving systems-integrated operations. 3. Comment on the appropriateness of the issues and approaches in the DLA modernization program and their compatibility with the issues identified in Task 2. 4. Suggest technical, implementation, and operating strategies that are consistent with DLA's objectives and that should be adopted in their modernization plans. * Contract No. DLAH00-87-C-0002 . 55
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