6. From Insights to Requirements
Concept development, S&T technology development, warfighting experimentation, and contemporary operational issues provide DTLOMS insights. The insights describe different means to achieve future operational capabilities. Before they can be translated into requirements, the insights must be integrated and analyzed by the concept proponent. The goal of this analysis is to determine the most effective, timely, and least costly means to achieve the future operational capability.
Doctrine insights pertaining to the future operational capability, down to TTP levels, are analyzed first. If doctrine changes provide the operational capability, the TRADOC Commander approves them and forwards them to the operational force. (See Figure II-7.)
|Figure II-7. From Insights to Requirements|
If doctrine insights do not provide the operational capability, the same steps are used to analyze in order: training, leader development, organizational design, and, finally, materiel. This review sequence results from the requirement and solution development costs and timelines of each domain. With cost as an independent variable, the least costly and most rapid changes are considered first. Moreover, it reflects the impact that changes made in one domain have on the others. Changes made in domains at the end of the list have a reverse "cascade" effect generating changes in most of the preceding domains.