Accession Number : ADA323610

Title :   MILSPEC Reform: Results of the First Two Years.

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

PDF Url : ADA323610

Report Date : JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The Department of Defense is engaged in radical reform of the way it conducts its acquisition business. Declining requirements and budgets are resulting in fewer purchases of defense-unique products. Between 1985 and 1996, defense procurement accounts fell from over $100 billion to $43 billion. In addition, the defense industry has undergone profound changes with companies restructuring, consolidating, diversifying, or leaving the industry entirely. To meet defense needs, the Department can no longer afford to rely solely or primarily on defense-unique capabilities. Our acquisition reform efforts are not just a noble endeavor. These efforts must succeed to ensure that we have the industrial and technological capabilities to meet current and projected national security requirements.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY PROCUREMENT, *PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING, *DEFENSE PLANNING, REQUIREMENTS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, NATIONAL SECURITY, COMMERCE, ACQUISITION, MODIFICATION, DEFENSE INDUSTRY, MILITARY BUDGETS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE