Accession Number : ADA301844

Title :   New Competitive Strategies, Tools and Methodologies. Volume 1: Review of the Department of Defense Competetive Strategies Initiative, 1986-1990.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 21 Sep-30 Nov 90,

Corporate Author : SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORP SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Andre, David J.

PDF Url : ADA301844

Report Date : 30 NOV 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 157

Abstract : This report reviews the Department of Defense (DoD) Competitive Strategies Initiative (CSI) from 1986, when it was formally inaugurated by Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger, to the present. The principal focus is an assessment of four major analytic efforts undertaken to support the CSI, namely: Task Force I (mid- to High-intensity global conventional war centered in NATO Europe), Task Force II (U.S. non-nuclear strategic capabilities), the joint War Game Committee's work in determining the validity of the strategies proposed by Task Force I, and the follow-on program of gaming and computer-based combat simulation modeling. Particular attention is given to the analytic methods, tools, techniques, and measures of merit used, including their strengths and weaknesses. Lessons learned are distilled for the purpose of informing future competition planning activities in the DoD and for helping guide the next phase of the present three-phase SAIC program of research and analysis.

Descriptors :   *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, *COMPETITION, *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, WARFARE, LESSONS LEARNED, STRATEGY, VALIDATION, MODELS, TASK FORCES, PLANNING, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, WAR GAMES, NUMERICAL METHODS AND PROCEDURES, GAME THEORY, WESTERN EUROPE.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE