Accession Number : ADA137800

Title :   Concepts of Operations. A More Coherent Framework for Defense Planning.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Kent,G A

PDF Url : ADA137800

Report Date : Aug 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : This Note establishes the utility of concepts of operations as the central feature of more logical and coherent framework for planning. The overall framework involves six levels of activity, each of which takes place in a specific organizational setting. The activities proceed from the definition and announcement of national security policies objectives, strategies, and commitments to the development of operations 1 plans and deployment and employment of forces. The organizational meetings range from the National Security Council to the operational commands. The Note focuses on Levels III (formulation of operational concepts to attain specific operational capabilities) and IV (development and acquisition of systems and equipment). An appendix offers an example package for Levels I and II/ No new directive is required for adoption; the framework need only be used. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Defense planning, Military planning, Military requirements, Management planning and control, Planning programming budgeting, Operational effectiveness, National security, Policies, Strategic analysis, Resource management, Allocations, Joint military activities

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE