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Persistent Threat Detection System (PTDS)

The Persistent Threat Detection System (PTDS) is a tethered aerostat-based system that has been in use by the U.S. Army since 2004. According to the PTDS is equipped with multi-mission sensors to provide long endurance intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and communications in support of coalition forces in Afghanistan and Iraq. According to information provided by the manufacturer, Lockheed Martin, the PTDS “leverages a wide-area, secure communications backbone for the integration of threat reporting from multiple available sensors. The system’s sensor integration architecture supports the automated interoperability between tactical/theater surveillance assets and the dissemination of threat data to operational forces to aid interdiction of hostile fires and unconventional threats.”

Lockheed Martin DCMA EVMS Compliance Report

Earned Value Management (EVM) plays an increasingly important role for successfully delivering acquisition programs at the desired cost, schedule, and technical performance levels. Since 1996, when the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) was appointed DoD Executive Agent for Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS), the responsibility to oversee the Department’s primary program management process has never been more vital than it is today. In its simplest form, EVM is the discipline of managing programs successfully by planning and controlling authorized work to achieve cost, schedule, and performance objectives.