Accession Number : ADA292882

Title :   Dual Use Technology: A Defense Strategy for Affordable, Leading-Edge Technology.

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA292882

Report Date : FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : Rapid advances in commercial technology combined with declining U.S. defense budgets have, in many cases, rendered DoD's traditional, defense-unique approach to technology development and procurement less affordable and less effective than in the past. It is critical that defense programs take advantage of cost-conscious, market-driven commercial production and leverage the huge investments in leading-edge process technologies made by private industry. It is also important that defense technologies and systems keep pace with the rapid product development cycles driven in critical areas by a highly dynamic commercial sector. Dual use technology policy is a key component of DoD's investment strategy for maintaining the performance superiority and affordability of U.S. military forces in this new technological and economic environment. It builds upon the successful DoD acquisition reform effort. Elements of the dual use technology investment strategy serve to: (1) ensure that key elements of the domestic commercial technology base that are critical for national security remain at the leading edge; (2) support the transitioning of defense-sponsored technology and the integration of military production with the commercial base; and (3) facilitate insertion of commercial technologies into military systems. -1-

Descriptors :   *GLOBAL, *COMPETITION, *LEADING EDGES, *DEFENSE PLANNING, *TECHNOLOGY FORECASTING, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, INDUSTRIES, POLICIES, NATIONAL SECURITY, COMMERCE, ENVIRONMENTS, STRATEGY, ACQUISITION, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, INVESTMENTS, PRODUCTION, ECONOMICS, DYNAMICS, CONTRACTORS, CYCLES, INTEGRATION, PROCUREMENT, DOMESTIC, MILITARY BUDGETS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Government and Political Science
      Defense Systems

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