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U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command integrate and synchronize our fielding, training, technical assistance, engineering and sustainment efforts; and to optimize the use of resources. In all deployed locations, CECOM supports the local Army field support brigade commander with a team of Department of the Army civilians and contractors to meet the specific needs of the units. A typical team consists of a senior command representative to support the theater of operations and up to seven logistics assistance representatives (LARs) of individual subject matter experts in the areas of avionics, ITradio, IT-switch, power and environmental, long-haul transmission, sensors, and LOGIT. In addition to the LARs, a team of contractor field service representatives (FSRs) can be sent to assist specific systems. The LRC can provide Communications Security Logistics Activity (CSLA) INFO- CECOM supports deployed brigades with a team designed to meet the specific needs of that unit. [Photo courtesy of U.S. Army] SEC representatives (CIRs) to deployed The LRC then changed acquisition strategies and pursued locations. The CIRs provide on-site technical, logistical assistance a traditional indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for and training for CSLA managed Information Assurance products class IX procurement and repairs, which was awarded in April including communications security (COMSEC) key/equipment, 2015. This will enable the LRC to capture an accurate demand and Information Security systems and materiel. Additionally, history in the traditional supply system. While the term PSI is the CIRs provide technical assistance to the depot forward repair traditionally associated with PBL, the LRC still acts as a PSI on activities. the program, much like any another program in the LRC. The The LRC has the capability to leverage the full resources of LRC budgets for and executes wholesale spares requirements to Tobyhanna Army Depot (TYAD). Tobyhanna has a team of deploysupport field requisitions. The first requisition was subsequently able FSRs in various areas. These FSRs are the subject-matter filled via the Standard Army Supply System in July 2015. The LRC experts in their fields. They bring the skills and knowledge of the POMs for and executes Class VII reset/overhaul requirements. The depot to the deployed locations. They troubleshoot and repair LRC and PM WIN-T have initiated a pilot program for an overhaul the systems at the unit’s location. Many of the FSRs support the of the satellite transportable terminals at TYAD, which have the depot’s forward repair activity centers to the deployed locations. largest density in the Increment 1 fleet. The LRC is the lead for executing this program. Through our LRC-matrix support, the Q: In the past, the LRC has been named as the Product Support LRC has built 25 provisioning bills of materials and drafted 28 Integrator (PSI) for select programs. How many programs are technical manuals for the Increment 1 program. Additionally, the you the lead on? How do you approach that type of a mission logistics management specialist, item managers and other team to be the PSI? members worked with the program manager’s office to develop a business case analysis, component-level core depot assessment, a A: The LRC actively supports more than 300 weapon systems. It’s transition plan and the life cycle sustainment plan. important to understand that even in those cases where a PSI has not been named, in most cases the LRC still performs many of Q: Tell me about your efforts at inventory reduction, management the tasks typically associated with the PSI, coordinating supply and tracking. chain operations and national maintenance management. The best example of how we approach the designated PSI role is Warfighter A: The sales and operations planning process implemented in Information Network-Tactical Increment 1 (WIN-T Increment 1). January 2013 has been a revelation of integration for CECOM The LRC was originally designated as the PSI for WIN-T Increment inventory planning. The ongoing monthly process aggregates 1 in 2010. The cornerstone of the Performance-Based Logistics 24-month demand, supply and financial plans from across the (PBL) Product Support Strategy was using a component-level, Class command, along with an assessment of coordinated key perforIX PBL supply support contract. mance indicators, and culminates in the management business In order to initiate this contract, a U.S. Army Materiel Command review, where the LRC weapon system directors report those (AMC) break even analysis (BEA) was required. The data were not verified plans to the center director. Balancing and integrating available to support the BEA process, largely due to the fact that the these plans is the critical step that allows CECOM to make more BEA compares the cost of PBL against traditional Standard Army prudent, confident and precise decisions regarding stockage Supply System support. Since WIN-T Increment 1 was never in the levels for the secondary items we manage. It allows managers Standard Army Supply System, most of the data were not available. www.MLF-kmi.com

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