Accession Number : ADA322282

Title :   Naval Research, Development, and Technology: Deciding What to Buy and How to Buy It.

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

PDF Url : ADA322282

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Concerns have been raised that the current drawdown in defense force structure has been accompanied by too slow a drawdown in infrastructure (assets devoted to research, development, technology, engineering, production, and support). Meanwhile, proponents of acquisition reform have questioned whether the various organizations within the Department of Defense (DoD) need to retain as much of their infrastructure in house as they have. In response, the Department of the Navy (DON) has been critically examining its infrastructure. A RAND research team led by Kenneth V. Saunders supported this effort in three ways: (1) By proposing a framework for setting funding priorities among different lines (capabilities, categories) of research, development, and technology (RD&T) and applying that framework; (2) By reviewing the latest approaches taken by private sector decisonmakers for determining which corporate functions to retain internally and which to shift to outside sources; and (3) By combining the methods studied in the first two tasks as a way of drawing inferences about specific Naval facilities and organizations.

Descriptors :   *NAVAL RESEARCH, *PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING, *NAVAL PROCUREMENT, *INFRASTRUCTURE, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, COST ANALYSIS, NAVY, NAVAL OPERATIONS, NAVAL PLANNING, NAVAL SHORE FACILITIES, NAVAL EQUIPMENT, BASE CLOSURES, MILITARY DOWNSIZING.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE