Accession Number : ADA323219

Title :   Statement of The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology, Honorable Paul C. Kaminski, Before the Acquisition and Technology Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Armed Services on DOD FY 1998 Acquisition and Technology Program.

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (ACQUISITION AND TECHNOLOGY) WASHINGT ON DC

PDF Url : ADA323219

Report Date : 11 MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Every weapon system in the U.S. inventory today required decades of direct investment in critical enabling technologies. These systems exist because of the technologies and concepts developed by teams of dedicated researchers at our universities, defense laboratories, test centers and industrial contractors. The DOD is committed to maintaining a foundation for technological supremacy at an affordable cost. The Department's FY 1998 budget submission contains a prudent and relevant mix of defense technology investments. This program is needed to produce a robust set of innovative technology options for tomorrow's weapon systems. It secures the Department's long-term modernization strategy; meets the national security needs of the nation; and preserves a legacy of technological superiority for U.S. forces in the 21st Century.

Descriptors :   *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *ACQUISITION, *MILITARY PROCUREMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION, INDUSTRIES, NATIONAL SECURITY, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, INVESTMENTS, WEAPON SYSTEMS, CONTRACTORS, COSTS, INVENTORY, LABORATORIES, UNIVERSITIES.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE