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Document ID:   DSP-CS-6       Scroll down to access document images

Overview
Title:  Navstar Global Positioning System (GPS)
Scope:  The benefits of strategic standardization in items across different weapons systems are far reaching. GPS, which burst onto the scene during the Persian Gulf war, was and is the largest avionics procurement and installation in DoD history. The ability to employ commercial GPS equipment illustrates how strategic standardization can have a global impact. The NAVSTAR System permits users on land, at sea, and in the air to determine their dimensional position, velocity, and time, in all weather, anywhere in the world with precise accuracy. DoD directs and funds the GPS Program. The Joint Program Office (JPO) employs more than 400 personnel from all the branches of the service including NATO and Australia. Through its close ties, the JPO has insured interoperability and commonality through standardization across multiple weapon platforms. By using a standard system and a single buying activity, the U.S. and its allies realized significant economies of scale and buying, leveraging, and lowering total ownership costs.
Status:  Active Document Date:        
STDZ Doc Category:   Defense Standardization Program Case Studies  

Responsibilities
Lead Standardization Activity:  SO  Executive Agent for the Defense Standardization Program  
  Preparing Activity: SO  Executive Agent for the Defense Standardization Program
Coordination:  Limited  

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