General Dynamics has been awarded a $497.01M cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously-awarded contract for a submarine industrial base development
and expansion in support of Columbia-class fleet ballistic missile submarines, as well as the nuclear shipbuilding enterprise, as part of the integrated enterprise plan and multi-program material procurement and production backup units.
However, base development was the main focus of engineer planners and the associated complexities provided lessons learned at all stages of planning and execution.
Those planning factors allowed engineer planners to work with logistic and maneuver planners to analyze execution variables that determined appropriate resources, methods of execution, and timelines for engineer efforts in base development.
Sustainment requirements were another planning factor that weighed heavily in base development mission analysis.
Base lifetime, or the duration of occupation, was also taken into consideration when planning engineer support to base development. Bases that were set to exist for just a few weeks received minimal engineer support so that the limited engineer assets and resources could be allocated to more enduring requirements.
The key base development planning factors used in mission analysis--location, sustainment, and base lifetime-enabled engineer planners to make decisions in courseof-action development.
Resources were a critical variable in base development because quantities were limited and Iraqi and Kurdish government requirements complicated transport.
Commonly used materials in base development included concrete barriers, such as T-walls and Jersey barriers; lumber; gravel; sandbags; and HESCO Bastion Concertainers.[R] Quantities of new materials were limited, so planners used creative solutions to minimize waste and speed up timelines.
ore jeans and a hard hat, and it was a challenge to establish my position as a professional." "I became a project manager for field inspections of base developments
, "she said, referring to her work for the Naval Public Works in the Philippines.