Accession Number : ADA288498

Title :   Making Dual-Use Work: Revising Government/Industry Relationships.

Descriptive Note : Research rept. Aug 93-Apr 94,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Barattino, William J.

PDF Url : ADA288498

Report Date : APR 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : The Clinton Administration intends to promote the economic growth of our nation by encouraging development of technologies with potential for use in either the civilian or military sectors. The deluge of articles dealing with dual-use technologies can be lumped into two major categories: macroeconomics effects and technologies. What is missing from these discussions is a critically important aspect of the dual-use paradigm - variations in the relationships between the government and the private sector firms. This paper represents the first serious attempt to fill this void in the literature by exploring in detail the potential dual-use relationships. Four distinct dual-use models are defined as: Spin-off; Spin-on, Military/Industry Joint Ventures, and Defense Infrastructure Support. Each model is characterized in terms of the government/industry relationships, the actors and their motivations, the key attributes, and the cultural changes within the DOD required for implementation. Several examples of dual-use alternatives to the traditional spin-off model are provided.

Descriptors :   *ECONOMICS, * MILITARY PROCUREMENT, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, INDUSTRIES, COMMERCE, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, MODELS, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, GROWTH(GENERAL), MILITARY APPLICATIONS, CIVILIAN POPULATION, DEFENSE INDUSTRY, MACROECONOMICS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE