WBB-Supported Initiative to Be the New Standard At DOD
The Deputy Secretary of Defense has signed the Strategic Plan for United States Department of Defense Vertical Lift Aircraft. WBB has been supporting the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD)-sponsored Future Vertical Lift Initiative since its inception in August of 2008. Employing a WBB-developed Capability Portfolio Management (CPM) process, the Future Vertical Lift (FVL) Initiative identified the capability gaps in vertical lift aviation (helicopters, tiltrotors), developed a resourced implementation plan to mitigate those gaps, and wrote a Strategic Plan to Define, Design, Develop and Deliver the Next Generation of Vertical Lift Aircraft to the Warfighter. The signing of the Future Vertical Lift Strategic Plan on 30 August 2012 marked the culmination of this 4 year effort to improve the state of Vertical Lift Aircraft for all of the Department of Defense, to include the US Coast Guard.
The Land Warfare and Munitions (LW&M) directorate of OSD(AT&L) sponsored and provided oversight for the entire process. WBB is proud of their longstanding role in the Future Vertical Lift Initiative and the impact it will have on the future of National Security, and salutes its employees who led this effort: Frank Boynton, Mark Gibson and Jim Moentmann. More information can be found via the WBB Vertical Lift Consultancy or the OSD LW&M office at [email protected].