Accession Number : AD0769513

Title :   Futurism and Long-Range Strategic Planning: Applications to the Navy Strategic Study.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Ryan,Paul J.

Report Date : 21 MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 106

Abstract : The study examines the theoretical basis for long-range strategic planning, and evaluates the Navy's activity in this context through analysis of the Navy Strategic Study (NSS), its principal long-range planning document. The Navy Strategic Study, scheduled for annual publication by OP-605C, nas not been reissued since March 1970. After identifying certain problem areas the author makes five point recommendations for the reorganization of the NSS, and further he recommends to change the annual planning to a more realistic three year update/rewrite cycle. The importance of military preparedness makes it imperative that the Navy place greater emphasis on long-range planning. This can be accomplished through a revitalized NSS. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*Naval operations, *Management planning and control), Predictions, Problem solving, Planning, Problem solving, Research management, Methodology, Scientific organizations

Subject Categories : Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE