Announcing Web-enabled Integrated Framework Chart.The Web-enabled Version 5.1 of the Integrated Defense Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Life Cycle Management Framework Chart (known as Integrated Framework Chart or IFC (Internet Foundation Classes) A class library from Netscape that provides an application framework and graphical user interface (GUI) routines for Java programmers. IFC was later made part of the Java Foundation Classes (JFC). See JFC, AFC and AWT. See also ICF. ) is now available at of the AT & L Knowledge Sharing System (AKSS AKSS AT&L Knowledge Sharing System (US DoD)
AKSS Acquisition Knowledge Sharing System ) Web site at <http://akss.dau.mil/ifc>. The IFC, a sub-system of AKSS, is an essential aid for defense acquisition professionals, and a workflow learning tool for AT & L professionals attending Defense Acquisition University courses. It serves as:
* A pictorial roadmap of most key activities in the system's acquisition process defined by DoD Series 5000 regulations
* A tool to assist the user in understanding the criteria for a management function in both the life cycle time line and in the functional events process.
The IFC illustrates the integration of the three major decision support systems:
* Capabilities Development (Joint Capabilities Integration & Development System (JCIDS JCIDS Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (US DoD; replaces Requirements Generation System, RGS) ))
* Acquisition Management (Defense Acquisition System)
* Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE PPBE Planning Programming Budgeting and Execution ) process.
The chart is based on information from the Defense Acquisition Guidebook, Oct. 8, 2004, and other Department of Defense documents.
The Web-based IFC is an interactive tool. By clicking on the Milestones (at the top of the chart) or the Acquisition Processes (at the left side of the chart), the user can isolate and highlight various areas of interest and view the tasks that must be accomplished either in sequence or in parallel to meet the major reviews and milestones. To understand the various parts or elements of the Web-enabled IFC, the user can drill down to a particular activity block linked to a template (1) A pre-designed document or data file formatted for common purposes such as a fax, invoice or business letter. If the document contains an automated process, such as a word processing macro or spreadsheet formula, then the programming is already written and embedded in the or knowledge object containing pertinent acquisition information about that activity. The DAU point of contact for more information is firstname.lastname@example.org An Internet address domain name for a military agency. See Internet address.
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