The Continuous LMP Lifecycle
By Ms. Christine Irving (LMP)February 16, 2017
Every Defense Acquisition program has a prescribed lifecycle it follows, and the phases differ depending on the type of program. The Logistics Modernization Program's (LMP) phases are as follows: Materiel Solution Analysis, Risk Reduction, Development and Deployment, and Operations and Support. Due to the recent Full Deployment declaration made by Army Materiel Command (AMC), the LMP Increment 2 is in the Operations and Support Phase (i.e. sustainment).The LMP has a constant flux of work that keeps the team firing on all cylinders in nearly every phase of the lifecycle at the same time. The LMP team sustains the baseline (what is often referred to as Increment 1), a mature system that is reliable for our 30,000 users around the world. The LMP Product Management Office (PMO) implemented Increment 2 by working with AMC to determine requirements, develop the solution, and field capabilities over time. Transition of Services from the prime contractor to the Army Shared Services Center was completed during June 2016, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) migration is slated for completion during Spring 2017, the initial Total Package Fielding (TPF) implementation is scheduled for next April, and efforts to be compliant with the Auditability mandate are ongoing. What does all this mean? This constant mix of program management and operations activities will continue even though Increment 2, as a separate Defense Acquisition Program, is coming to a close.Ultimately, the LMP team works tirelessly day-to-day so that LMP is always up and running with the capabilities AMC requires to support Soldiers anytime, anywhere. Regardless of each person's role, it's up to the LMP team keep the various pieces of LMP moving through the acquisition lifecycle to support Army readiness and equip, sustain, integrate, and enable the AMC for years to come.