Figure 7-4B.-Equipment improvement program, major milestones (Instructions for using chart).
2. A major milestone plan (see fig. 7-4)
You may want to use separate plans to identify
milestones for major independent efforts. As an
example, make one plan to procure an improved design
and another plan to improve existing technical manuals.
3. Funding plan (see fig. 7-5, views A and B)
The implementation and major milestone plans
should project the best reasonable solution assuming
ideal funding. The funding plan should then show fund
deficits, if any, between those available and those
required for the recommended solution. The
responsible SYSCOM or PM should try to resolve
funding deficits in the current fiscal year, without
compromising the solution, and before he submits the
proposal to the DPD. After the DPD reviews the
program, the SYSCOM or PM must remove any
funding deficit for the following fiscal years by
The improvement program for each DART
equipment must be submitted to the DPD as soon as
possible, but not later than 90 days after the equipment
has been approved for DART by CNM.
The DEM will brief the DPD on the submitted
improvement plan upon request. At that time, the DEM
should be prepared to address the time, cost, and
improvement goals of alternative solutions.
The DEM should be sure that the improvement
program he discusses with the DPD is backed up by a
detailed management plan. That plan should include
detailed milestone and funding information for studies,
tests, procurements, installation schedules, and actions
related to integrated logistic support (ILS).
In the progressing phase, the SYSCOM or PM
submits the following plans quarterly on colitho mats or