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Why is Sustainment Challenging?

Readiness is a persistent challenge for the DOD weapon systems. End-to-end sustainment modeling requires comprehensive and accurate sustainment data, but in reality access is limited and knowledge is stovepiped. There is no “one-stop-shop” for all DOD data.

Why is Sustainment Challenging

End-to-end sustainment modeling requires comprehensive and accurate sustainment data

Why is readiness so difficult to maintain? A holistic view of the entire sustainment enterprise is necessary to capture all of the intricated details and nuances. No single person or organization in the DOD has an end-to-end picture of the sustainment system, and this can lead to bad decision-making.

In reality, there is no “one-stop-shop” for all sustainment related data in the DOD

Access to data is often limited, databases are stovepiped, and many organizations are reluctant to share data. Even knowledge is stovepiped: many databases are poorly documented, and knowledge is often tribal. Having the data isn’t enough, you have to know how to interpret it.