Accession Number : ADA309221

Title :   A Survey of Dual-Use Issues,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : White, Richard H. ; Bell, James P. ; Hauger, J. S. ; Nash, Michael S. ; Roberson, Merle

PDF Url : ADA309221

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 245

Abstract : This paper is a survey of various issues regarding the efficacy and applicability of dual-use concepts to promote greater national security, both military and economic. It responds to five questions posed to the study team regarding the history, recent experience, and possible future of dual-use strategies to support and further the missions of the Department of Defense: (1) What are the potential benefits from dual-use for the military? (2) What are the motivation and rationales for commercial industry to pursue dual-use technologies? (3) What are the possible processes for choosing technology investment focus areas for dual-use projects, and are there associated advantages and disadvantages for each approach? (4) What are optimal strategies for integrating the four military services (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines) into a single dual-use program under the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD)? (5) What are optimal strategies for conducting an OSD-level dual-use program? For the purposes of this paper we chose to consider these questions in two categories. Questions 1 and 2 clearly relate to the underlying bases for pursuing dual-use, including history, institutional motivations, and technical and political considerations; Questions 3, 4, and 5 are programmatic in nature.

Descriptors :   *FOREIGN POLICY, *MILITARY STRATEGY, *NATIONAL SECURITY, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, OPTIMIZATION, FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY, COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT, MILITARY AIRCRAFT, INTEGRATED CIRCUITS, JAPAN, GAS TURBINES, MICROELECTRONICS, JET FIGHTERS, DEFENSE INDUSTRY, TRACTORS, TANKS(COMBAT VEHICLES), CHINA.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE