Ordnance Programs Optimization Model
China Lake deploys new weapon systems through its co-located laboratories, ranges, weapons test squadrons, and the Navy’s Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX-9), and the site supports fleet training and tactics development on various test sites. While budget models at the site have been historically platform-centric, the cross-platform and cross-program nature of ordnance requires a new infrastructure to support multiple platform mission requirements, track consumption patterns, and provide configuration visibility for the ordnance program.
CDS2 provides programming support for the Ordnance Programs Optimization Model (OPOM), a web-based application created for NAVAIR. The OPOM application determines weapons system budgeting requirements by identifying system cost requirements at the task and subtask level in the categories of Maintenance, Weapon Systems Support, and Quality Evaluation. Once entries in each category are validated, OPOM creates a base budget model that provides information on 100% of the requirements and subsequent models that are constrained by cost or readiness. We also provide technical and program expertise and assist in maintaining the information systems support infrastructure for ordnance budget and logistics planning and execution. This critical information sharing system, requirements mechanism, and forecasting capability is central to precise weapons logistics support of the frontline Warfighter.