Requirements Management & Assessment
From Concept Development to Full-Rate Production to Operations & Sustainment, THOR supports the full process continuum.
- DoD 5000, Navy Gate, JCIDS & DHS Acquisition Process Analysis / Documentation
- Joint Campaign Scenario & CONOPS Development
- Joint & Naval Program Analysis and Assessment
- Quantitative Campaign, Mission and Systems-level Warfighting Analysis
- Programmatic Decision-Making Support
The THOR Team has former OPNAV Action Officers and Senior Military Analysts on staff with direct experience in ensuring OPNAV Sea Basing, Expeditionary Warfare and Logistics activities were coordinated with all pertinent parties, including the OPNAV staff, the Joint Staff, other Services, Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Combatant Commanders, Fleet Forces Command and other agencies as required and are in consonance with the Joint Integrating Concept, Naval Operating Concept and the Maritime Strategy as well as within the construct of the Joint Capabilities Integrations Development System (JCIDS).
Requirements Management and Assessment. The THOR Team has Senior Analysts with OPNAV and Program Office experience assessing, developing, validating, and prioritizing requirements and associated requirements products for Navy Sea Basing, Expeditionary Warfare and Logistics in all Acquisition Categories (ACAT), up to and including Major Defense Acquisition Programs, through the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System process. Our analysts have reviewed and provided input to other Services and other DoD programs by identifying and assessing capability needs and associated performance criteria as those programs progress through JCIDS.
Campaign Analysis. THOR’s staff provided onsite to support to OPNAV N91 Assessment Division for Seabasing, Expeditionary Warfare and Logistics in the development of the Analytic Agenda. The joint campaign analysis informs investment decisions and must support those decisions throughout the budget review process. THOR Staff members participated in the process and consulted with Stakeholders who have perspectives that differ in the process, from mission and engineering performance (NAVAIR, NAVSEA, SPAWAR, Resource Sponsors) to Mission effectiveness (Resource Sponsors, Corporate Navy) to Campaign effectiveness (OSD, Joint Staff, Services, Resource Sponsors). The Thor Team was responsible for baseline analysis that represents the program of record, and works with the platforms and systems projected to timeframe analyzed so that the “business rules” pertaining to funded capacity (force structure, inventories) and funded capability (investment required for an operational capability, performance projections) can be managed.
Program Analysis and Assessment. Thor provided subject material expertise in Seabasing, Expeditionary Warfare, and Logistics, and other related and supporting programs in support of OPNAV N81 Analytic agenda to include the yearly Front End assessments through the Program Objective Memorandum endgame. Thor Team Members supported Navy Leadership in determining “Where can Naval Service afford to take risk?” We looked across all approved Joint scenarios and campaigns to identify areas of uncertainty, then identified capability and capacity issues and determined if capability gaps exist, or is there “Excess” capability or capacity.
Joint Logistics Staff Support. THOR Team analysts have supported the Joint Logistics Functional Capabilities Board (FCB) and Working Groups, including requirements management and assessment, development, validation, and prioritization of Joint Logistics, Sea Basing and EXW programs in all Acquisition Categories (ACAT) through the Joint Capabilities Integration Development System (JCIDS) process. In support of the Navy Joint Logistics FCB representative, our team reviewed and provided input both at Logistics FCBs and in writing on not only Navy but other Service and DoD programs by assessing capability needs and associated performance criteria as the programs proceed through the Acquisition process.
Other tasks the THOR Team supported include:
- Providing analytic expertise to the Joint Logistics FCB and OPNAV 810 Joint Requirements and Acquisition Branch in staffing yearly Combatant Commander (COCOM) Integrated Priority Lists, which prioritize warfighting shortfalls that the COCOM believes need to be addressed in order to effectively execute its specific Unified Command Plan.
- Staffing Logistics Capability Gap Assessments, the yearly process that Joint Requirements Oversight Council uses to adjudicate Future Year Defense Program (FYDP) gaps and mitigation actions.
Seabasing Concept of Operations (CONOPS) Development. The THOR team has direct hands-on experience with the development of the Seabasing Joint Integrating Concept and Seabasing CONOPs, including SMEs with almost 8 years working onsite on the Chief of Naval Operation’s (CNO) staff in the Seabasing Pillar. Our staff spearheaded meetings with Maritime Prepositioning Force (Future) (MPF(F)), LHA(R), and Assault Connector Program managers in the acquisition community, USMC (including Marine Corps Combat Development Command) and OPNAV counterparts, focusing on developing a coherent Sea Basing story and framing decisions in preparation for CNO and Commandant of the Marine Corps decision briefs.
THOR SMEs have served as planners, analysts, and advisors on Seabasing issues to OPNAV N81 Assessment Division leadership for multiple acquisition programs, including major Navy/Defense acquisition programs. Specific programs staffed included the Maritime Prepositioning Force (Future), Ship-to-Shore Connector, LHA Replacement, LSD replacement, TAO(X) Fleet Oiler replacement, Joint High Speed Vessel, T-ATS(X) Fleet Tug and Salvage Vessel Replacement, and the Army/Air Force Joint Future Theater Lift program. The THOR team has specific experience with the MLP, from participating in the Initial IPTs for developing MLP capabilities, to providing oversight and assessment during Capabilities Document Development staffing, and providing specific guidance to the Test and Evaluation team with regards to selection of DoD-approved Campaign Analysis scenarios to support MLP survivability analysis.