Accession Number : ADA310076

Title :   Breaking the Ice. Test and Training Integration: The New Partnership.

Descriptive Note : Professional paper,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIV PATUXENT RIVER MD

Personal Author(s) : Hill, Larry

PDF Url : ADA310076

Report Date : 02 MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : World events in recent years have precipitated a string of major changes within the Department of Defense (DoD). The end of the Cold War caused us to re-think and revise our defense strategy which in turn led to major DoD downsizing. Our armed forces were reduced, military bases closed and or re-aligned, and budgets were significantly cut. The ramifications of these changes have already and are continuing to be felt throughout DoD. The coined phase, 'doing more with less' is becoming the reality rather than just a notion. The loss of resources (funding, personnel, and facilities) is having an adverse impact on both the Test & Evaluation (T&E) and training communities across the services. As the DoD budget shrinks so to does the workload of the acquisition infrastructure however, the need to maintain these unique capabilities does not. Similar problems plague the operational forces as well. With the reduced operating funds the operational units have fewer dollars to do business as usual. For instance the Fleet does not have the funding to steam to the traditional training locations as in the past.

Descriptors :   *FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, *NAVAL BUDGETS, *NAVAL TRAINING, STRATEGY, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, COST ANALYSIS, INTEGRATION, ICE, COLD WAR, FLEETS(SHIPS), RESOURCES, LOSSES, NAVAL SHORE FACILITIES, NATIONAL DEFENSE, MILITARY DOWNSIZING.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE