Accession Number : ADA314899

Title :   Improving the Combat Edge Through Outsourcing.

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA314899

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : In the post-Cold War era, the Department of Defense must meet three major challenges: (1) Readiness -- Our fighting forces must be prepared at all times to respond to threats to our national security interests anywhere in the world, participate in peacekeeping efforts, and provide humanitarian assistance. Readiness has been, and must remain, the Department's highest priority; (2) Quality of Life -- Readiness depends on attracting top quality people and retaining them after they have developed technical and leadership skills. To do so, DoD must offer not only challenging and rewarding work, but also an appropriate quality of life, which encompasses the entire package of compensation, benefits, and work and living environments for military service personnel; and (3) Modernization -- Modernizing our forces is imperative for future readiness. The Department must increase investment to develop and acquire the weapons that will ensure our technological superiority. DoD can meet these challenges today and free up the additional resources required for modernization in the future by managing its internal operations and particularly its support activities more efficiently. In this report, outsourcing is defined as the transfer of a function previously performed in-house to an outside provider. Privatization is a subset of outsourcing which involves the transfer or sale of government assets to the private sector.

Descriptors :   *COMBAT READINESS, *MILITARY MODERNIZATION, *DEFENSE PLANNING, *CONTRACT PROPOSALS, *LIVING STANDARDS, WEAPONS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, WARFARE, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, NATIONAL SECURITY, ENVIRONMENTS, LEADERSHIP, SKILLS, QUALITY, INTERNAL, COMPENSATION, PEACEKEEPING.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE