World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Initial operating capability

Article Id: WHEBN0015447774
Reproduction Date:

Title: Initial operating capability  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: RIM-174 Standard ERAM, Procurement, 213th Space Warning Squadron, AGM-65 Maverick, DF-21
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Initial operating capability

Initial operating capability or Initial operational capability (IOC) is the state achieved when a capability is available in its minimum usefully deployable form. The term is often used in government or military procurement.[1]

The system. Declaration of an initial operating capability may imply that the capability will be developed in the future, for example by modifications or adjustments to improve the system's performance, deployment of greater numbers of systems (perhaps of different types), or testing and training that permit wider application of the capability.[4] Once the capability is fully developed, Full Operational Capability may be declared.[5]

For example, the capability may be fielded to a limited number of users with plans to roll out to all users incrementally over a period (possibly incorporating changes along the way). The point at which the first users begin using the capability is IOC, with FOC achieved when all intended users (by agreement between the developer and the user) have the capability. This does not preclude additional users from obtaining the capability after FOC.

Alternatively the specifics of the program may cause a contract and acquisition-defined definition that differs from the concept of available in minimally deployable form, for example IOC on a website, which does not have material production or maintenance, may have been defined as when the training mockup is installed rather than when software or content is ready.

Finally, IOC may be an informal voiced usage of opinion on how far the development is, or an casual view that some other event constitutes IOC like when it is first turned on. (Both of these are meaningless to formal program state or contractual actions, but the progress or event are meaningful in other senses.)

References

  1. ^ "AOF Glossary". UK Ministry of Defence. Retrieved 2008-01-27. 
  2. ^ Defense Acquisition University 2009-07-22.
  3. ^ "Glossary of Defense Acquisition Acronyms & Terms, 14th ed.". Defense Acquisition University. July 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-03. 
  4. ^ Defense Acquisition University Ask a Professor 1998-05-08
  5. ^ Defense Acquisition University Ask a Professor 1999-03-01

External links

  • UK Ministry of Defence Acquisition Operating Framework
  • European Union [1] IOC definition for INSPIRE data infrastructure
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.