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Technology Management Optimization (TMO)

Updated 8/27/2015

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Technology Management Optimization (TMO)
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Developed by Sandia National Laboratories, TMO is a technology management tool for planning and optimizing technology changes, including management of technology updates, obsolescence, and diminishing manufacturing sources & material shortages (DMSMS). This includes technology management, technology maintenance, technology replacement, technology upgrade, system-level trade studies, and decision support. 

According to Sandia, the Technology Management Optimization (TMO) application “builds optimal roadmaps specifying what technologies should be in use and when they should be in use. TMO was developed to allow proactive maintenance and update of technologies for high-valued, long-lived, technologically sophisticated systems. With TMO, all components can be considered as a system and their lifecycles can be evaluated based on user-defined system metrics. For instance, cost, weight, and performance can be considered together in developing the best technology management plan for the entire system. TMO has proven flexible enough to address trade studies and decision problems. Because TMO runs quickly, it provides rapid, quantitative consideration of "what ifs." Thus, TMO can be used to plan contingencies—what if the budget changes? What if the power requirement changes? In this manner, TMO can help reach the best plan forward, with defensible results.”

Processes Supported

Departments Associated

  • Army
  • Navy / Marine Corps
  • Air Force
  • Agencies

Integrated Product Support Elements Addressed

This product support analytical tool was identified as part of a database provided solely to assist defense acquisition workforce professionals to identify best value product support solutions which optimize system readiness and life cycle cost. Neither the Department of Defense or the Defense Acquisition University provide any warranty of these tools whatsoever, whether express, implied, or statutory, including, but not limited to, any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or any warranty that the contents of the item will be error-free. This analytical tools database should under no circumstances be considered as being all-encompassing, and is in no-wise meant to endorse the capabilities or products of any particular individual, company, or organization.

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