WHY HAS THE US ARMY BEEN SLOW TO ADOPT MODERN HANDHELD TECHNOLOGY?

WHY HAS THE US ARMY BEEN SLOW TO ADOPT MODERN HANDHELD TECHNOLOGY?

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Despite the significant popularity of handheld devices in the civilian sector, the US Army has taken eight years to adopt handheld devices for field use. Why has the US Army been slow to adopt handheld devices? This monograph considers three possible explanations for the US Armya€™s delay in adopting handheld devices. First, it is possible the handheld device architecture does not lend itself to practical military application. Secondly, the Department of Defensea€™s need for secure communications may delay the assimilation of handheld technologies in field operations. Third, it is possible that the Department of Defense acquisitions process cannot evaluate and purchase handheld devices before an upgraded device replaces the technology.Figure 1 Phases of the DoD Acquisitions Process Source 1 Systems Engineering Fundamentals, Defense Acquisition University Press, 2001, Page 12. The US Army acquisitions process must comply with the Department of Defense 5000anbsp;...


Title:WHY HAS THE US ARMY BEEN SLOW TO ADOPT MODERN HANDHELD TECHNOLOGY?
Author: Justin Agostine
Publisher:Maroon Ebooks - 2015-02-04
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