Accession Number : ADA300237

Title :   The Economics of Commercial-Military Integration and Dual-Use Technology Investments,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : White, Richard H. ; Tai, An-Jen ; Leach, David ; Santmire, Tara E. ; Nash, Michael

PDF Url : ADA300237

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 154

Abstract : Reductions in the size of DoD budgets coupled with rapid technological change in the commercial world suggest that dramatic shifts in the strategies for producing and acquiring weapons systems are needed. The Department of Defense must move towards integrating the commercial and military industrial bases which grew apart during the Cold War in order to capture the technological benefits and production efficiencies of the commercial world. This must be done as part of a paradigm shift which includes acquisition reform as well as revolutions in the research, design, and development of weapons systems. To be successful, the Department must pay close attention to how the private sector operates, and seek to modify DoD's method of 'doing business' to more greatly harmonize with commercial practices.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, *NATIONAL SECURITY, *COMMERCE, *MILITARY PROCUREMENT, *MILITARY BUDGETS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MARKETING, INVESTMENTS, ECONOMIC IMPACT, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, MILITARY RESEARCH, CONSUMERS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE