Accession Number : ADA323703

Title :   Statement of The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology, Paul C. Kaminski, Before the Subcommittee on Defense Technology, Acquisition and Industrial Base of the Senate Committee on Armed Services on Dual Use Technology,

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

Personal Author(s) : Kaminski, Paul G.

PDF Url : ADA323703

Report Date : MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Mr. Chairman and members of the subcommittee, let me express my appreciation for the opportunity to discuss the Department of Defense dual use technology programs and how they support the war fighter's needs. The Department's investment focus must transition to a broad modernization and recapitalization effort over the current FY96-01 Future Years Defense Program (FYDP). The objective of this effort is to preserve the decisive superiority of U.S. military forces and their weapon systems. However, suitable 'technology ramps' must be in place before a robust modernization program can proceed. These ramps must be both relevant and feasible -- relevant to the war fighter's future needs and aligned with the structure of our national industrial base. Both criteria are met by the Department's dual use investment strategy. Over the past 30 years, the evolutionary change in the industrial base that supports DOD is no less dramatic than the changes in the world order since the demise of the Soviet Union. While DOD purchases have declined, America's commercial markets have continued to expand. The rapid growth of the commercial industrial sector, driven by a commercial market flourishing quite independently of DOD, has reduced the once central role of defense spending as a driving force for innovation.

Descriptors :   *ACQUISITION, *DEFENSE INDUSTRY, USSR, INDUSTRIES, COMMERCE, HIGH RATE, MARKETING, STRATEGY, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, INVESTMENTS, WEAPON SYSTEMS, GROWTH(GENERAL), JET FIGHTERS, MILITARY BUDGETS, RAMPS, FORCE(MECHANICS).

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE