Accession Number : ADA296492

Title :   An Appraisal of the Current Methodologies DoD Uses to Identify Critical Defense Industrial Base Capabilities.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar-Jun 95,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Nichols, Camille M.

PDF Url : ADA296492

Report Date : 15 JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 88

Abstract : The main purpose of this research is to do an appraisal of the methodologies utilized by the Department of Defense (DOD) and the military Services to evaluate and manage the defense industrial base. The appraisal will test the hypothesis that DOD is capable of identifying the critical defense industrial base capabilities that the United States must have to accomplish its National Security objectives in the 21st century. The current processes used in each Service and DOD will be evaluated for their effectiveness in managing the defense industrial base to date, and how effective they would be in the future. The effects of the government structure and culture, and the political and economic situation on the current methods will also be looked at since they are major influencing factors in the government's decision making and resource allocation processes. Recommendations addressing the deficiencies discovered in the processes will be presented in the hopes of improving the defense industrial base of tomorrow. (KAR) P. 1

Descriptors :   *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *MILITARY APPLICATIONS, *INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), METHODOLOGY, POLITICAL SCIENCE, NATIONAL SECURITY, DECISION MAKING, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, ECONOMICS, WEAPON SYSTEMS, HYPOTHESES, INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE