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In recent decades, the U.S. military has made great strides in developing lethal warfighting products to defeat our nation's enemies. But what has been more effective is the ability to design and produce these products in a rapid fashion that enables the military to keep up with ever-changing technological trends while focusing on dramatically reducing costs.
As the organic Lead Systems Integrator (oLSI) for the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD), Webster Outlying Field (WOLF) operates under a product-based business model whereby WOLF Civilians lead and manage the efforts of combined government—industry teams.
Using this oLSI approach, the government maintains ownership of intellectual property and data rights, enabling WOLF to rapidly adapt solutions to the dynamic needs of the warfighter.
WOLF's product-oriented organizational structure empowers the lowest levels of WOLF with the authority to manage and execute program funding. This results in quicker prototyping-to-product realization than could be experienced under traditional design and development approaches.
Additionally, WOLF collaborates with industry partners to achieve "best of breed" while maintaining full accountability for delivering warfighter solutions. Industry partners are critical to every project's success.
WOLF's oLSI approach is unique within NAWCAD.
Because of this unique approach to product development, WOLF is also NAWCAD's rapid capability engineering source and 70% of its projects are less than two years in duration. In fact, 10% of WOLF's projects are less than three months in duration.
This webcast explores the successful building blocks to implementing oLSI within your own organization to save significant effort and financial resources while rapidly delivering cutting-edge products to the warfighter.
Who Should Attend:
DoD Acquisition and Engineering professionals
David Hager, Technical Director, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Webster Outlying Field
Mr. David B."Dave" Hager is the Technical Director for Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Webster Outlying Field (NAWCAD WOLF). He is the primary architect of the engineering approach, implementation, and integration of Rapid Capability Engineering & Integration functions across the NAWCAD WOLF command. He is the principal interface between NAWCAD and NAVAIR, assessing requirements and coordinating resources across the command to provide organic solutions to urgent warfighter needs. Mr. Hager technically oversees the life cycle of Rapid Capability Engineering & Integration products as they evolve from demonstrated technologies to developed and deployed systems. Most notably, he is facilitating innovation by guiding the VH-92A Mission Communications System (MCS) team through the Government Lead Systems Integrator (LSI) approach while managing the technical risk of organic integration. This approach is estimated by GAO to save the program $800M to $1.2B.
Israel Jordan, Technical Initiatives & Strategy Director, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Webster Outlying Field
Mr. Israel I. "Izzy" Jordan is the Technical Initiatives & Strategy Director for Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Webster Outlying Field (NAWCAD WOLF). He leads the Command's engagements in high priority technical & strategic efforts including NAVAIRU, ECH III & IV Strategic Cell, and long range workforce strategies, as well as NAWCAD WOLF internal strategic planning activities and products. He supports NAWCAD WOLF's technological advancement in key technical areas in support of WOLF's technological portfolio. Mr. Jordan also coordinates and consults on the establishment of new NAWCAD WOLF Divisions, branches, and command and control architecture for future capability development. He has cognizance over NAWCAD WOLF areas of training tool development, Command resource/workforce recruiting, Command performance metrics, and leads the Command's Engineering Developmental and Science Technical Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs.