Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV)

 Program Evaluation Paper

Format and Length:

  • This is a Program Evaluation Paper for (Joint Light Tactical Vehicle- JLTV).
  • This is paper included (abstract, introduction, conclusion) with clear thesis.
  • Endnotes are required; however, a bibliography is not.
  • use the writing conventions The University of Chicago Manual of Style. It will be written in a narrative style; that is, sentence outlines or bullets are not acceptable.
  • paper will be10-12 pages, double spaced.
  • The title page and endnotes do not count against the page limitations.
  • Graphics, charts or illustrations will not count against your paper’s page limits.
Strengths and weaknesses of program clearly identified, defined and scoped? (JLO 2c, 2d, 2e)
Analysis of the program’s evolution/adaption in response to the environment (including the three decision support systems)? (JLO 2c, 2d, 2e)
Analysis of the program’s evolution/adaption in response to each of the three vertices in the Iron Triangle? (JLO 2c, 2d, 2e)
Addressed normative and positive perspectives? (JLO 2c, 2d, 2e)
Addressed lessons learned and/or policy implications? (JLO 2c, 2d, 2e)
Organized process/framework that appears relevant and comprehensive used to conduct the analysis? (JLO 2c, 2d, 2e)
Organization
Clear thesis/argument or recommendation; meets the tasking?
Paper logically organized; uses heading structure and transitions to guide the reader?
Does the argument flow, cover what is pertinent, is logical and appropriately supported, and at the appropriate level?
Critical and creative thinking displayed in the analysis?
Discuss counters to the argument advanced?
Mechanics
Spelling, grammar, case, active, word choice, tone, etc.
Effectively uses visual aids and appendixes?
References where appropriate, from credible sources, and in the correct style?
Turned in on time within the page limit constraint?


Required reading:

Use the following readings associated with the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program as the basis for your analysis.

  1. Oshkosh Defense, LLC. JLTV Website.
    1. Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV): Background and Issues for Congress [CRS report] (Aug 28, 2008).
    1. Joint light tactical vehicle (JLTV) technology development (TD) phase vehicles delivered on schedule, competitive prototyping proves fruitful. John, Ashley, Army AL & T, 31-33. (2010)
    1. Senate Panel Cuts F-35, JLTV In $26 Billion Hit To DoD Plan. Rutherford, E Defense Daily, (2011)
    1. New Requirements, Lower Cost Breathe New Life Into JLTV. Beidel, E National Defense, 35- 38. (2012)
    1. Long Road Remains for JLTV Despite Technology’s Maturity. Magnuson, S. (cover story). National Defense, 28-31. (2013)
    1. Promoting Effective Competition in the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Program. Mills, Stephen J., Defense AT&L. (Jan/Feb 2014)
    1. JLTV Selected Acquisition Report (SAR) (April 2018)
    1. Analyst: LRS-B, JLTV Could Shape Industry With 2015 Decisions. Bruno, M Aerospace Daily & Defense Report, (2014)
    1. Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. Lockheed Drops JLTV Suit; DOT&E Knocks Reliability. Breaking Defense. (February 18, 2016).
    1. Army Testing First JLTV Variants. Sheftick, Gary, U.S. Army News Service (7 Oct 2016)
    1. Director, Operational Test & Evaluation (DOT&E) Annual Report. FY17 Army Programs. Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) Family of Vehicles (FoV).
    1. Department of Defense, Inspector General (DoDIG) Report 2018-113. Army and Marine Corps Joint Light Tactical Vehicle. (May 2, 2018)
    1. Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV): Background and Issues for Congress [latest CRS report] (September 18, 2018)
    1. Oshkosh Defense, LLC; U.S. Army Places $1.69 Billion Order for 6,107 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (November 28, 2018).
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