Accession Number : ADA323400

Title :   Vision 21. The Plan for 21st Century Laboratories and Test and Evaluation Centers of the Department of Defense. Requirements Report to the President and Congress.

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA323400

Report Date : 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : Based on direction from the Office of the President and provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1996, the DoD is preparing a plan for its laboratories and test and evaluation (T&E) centers for the 21st century. This plan, called Vision 21, will be based upon the requirements to support the development and test and evaluation (T&E) of current and future weapon systems and will identify the critical laboratories and T&E centers needed to achieve them. The plan will rest on three implementing and integrating pillars: Reduction, Restructuring (Intra-Service and Cross-Service), and Revitalization to attain a modern, efficient, and effective laboratory and T&E center environment with focus on the costs of facilities and infrastructure. Vision 2 will include options to achieve a goal of reducing the cost of the DoD laboratory and T&E infrastructure. One option will reflect reductions in the laboratory and T&E infrastructure each by at least 20% beyond Base Realignment and Closure 1995 (BRAC). The adopted plan will be implemented over a five year period (FY 2001-2005).

Descriptors :   *MILITARY RESEARCH, *RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, POLICIES, WEAPON SYSTEMS, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, LABORATORIES, NATIONAL DEFENSE.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE