Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Acquisition Support

The Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Joint Program Management Office (JPMO) is responsible for acquisition, fielding, and support of tactical vehicles that offer enhanced occupant protection, operational capability, and survivability.  MRAP JPMO rapidly evolves tactical vehicle systems from multiple suppliers to counter new threats, improve occupant protection, and improve operational capability in new environments--as an ACAT I program, this includes intense documentation and program processes. 

CDS2 provides a full range of support in acquisition, program risk analysis and mitigation, and business management services—including analysis of program information; development of recommended courses of action; document preparation; coordination, tracking, reporting and execution of initiatives and action items; general administrative support; and database management.  Our in-depth understanding of ACAT ID documentation requirements facilitates the rapid preparation and update of the full range of statutory and regulatory ACAT ID program documentation necessary for a favorable Full Rate Production Milestone.  This level of support means critical hardware and systems arrive in the operational theater faster—protecting our military personnel and the personnel of our allies.

We also provide engineering and project management support to MRAP JPMO, helping to achieve program goals on time and at cost.  We resolve material, component, or system performance shortfalls; develop lifecycle solutions; and develop strategies to overcome emerging threats.  We identify, analyze, engineer, test, and describe new solutions—and implement them in a timely and cost effective manner for MRAP JPMO and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) partners.  In order to field products rapidly, we collaborate with other managers, engineers, logistics and user personnel, contractors, and suppliers across the full spectrum of users (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and FMS partners) and oversight entities (MARCORSYSCOM, TACOM-LCMC, JIEDDO, ATC, SASC and more).  We develop new solutions across a broad spectrum of disciplines to achieve a balanced engineering approach that meets cost, functional, schedule, and lifecycle solutions.  We formally report our activities, and meet with program management weekly to accept new tasks and responsibilities as they emerge.