F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program Office Digital War Room – Phase III

NCMS Project #: 140983

Problem: The JPO War Room continues to maintain a heavy reliance on paper-based reports for all of its other functional areas. Being paper based reports, they remain static, are out of date soon after being created, and cannot be transmitted en masse or for delivery aggregation needs. While this approach has centralized information collection and reporting, there continue to be concerns about data accuracy, timeliness, and the ability to gain actionable insight from static reports.

Benefit: Access to digitized data that is sourced from systems of record to allow for real-time visualization and interpretation, increases transparency and immediacy of data-driven information for leadership and concerned stakeholders.

Solution/Approach: The successes that have resulted from phased I and II have demonstrated that the JPO can benefit from the DWR. On a grander scale, Phase I and II have provided a path that large, complex and distributed business operations can follow to vastly improve business operations through cutting edge data visualization and virtual collaboration. Additionally, the process and tools used Phase III will expand on these efforts; this PEO-level proof of concept is meant to demonstrate whether the Digital War Room can be extended to other PEOs throughout the Naval Aviation Systems Command (NAVAIR) and PEO equivalents in the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (LCMC), as well as to broader DoD major weapon systems.

Impact on Warfighter:

  • Marked improvement in program oversight capabilities
  • Improved decision making
  • Increased warfighter readiness
  • Reduced administrative costs and improved resource allocation

DOD Participation:

  • F-35 Joint Program Office

Industry Participation:

  • Guidehouse LLP
  • NCMS

Benefit Area(s):

  • Cost savings
  • Repair turn-around time
  • Maintenance management improvement
  • Improved readiness

Focus Area:

  • Business processes/partnerships