Accession Number : ADA323705

Title :   Statement of The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology, Paul G. Kaminski, Before the Research and Development Subcommittee of the House Committee on National Security on The FY 1996 DOD RDT&E Program.

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

PDF Url : ADA323705

Report Date : 28 MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Mr. Chairman, Members of the Subcommittee, and staff thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today to discuss the specifics of the Department of Defense Research, Development, Test & Evaluation (RDT&E) programs and how they support the Department's overall modernization plans and the war fighter's needs. Mr. Chairman, you may have heard of the Department's studies of a 'Revolution in Military Affairs' or RMA. The revolution derives not from a single innovation or idea but from a fundamental change in the way America fights. The revolution is driven by making full use of a wide range of new technology involving sensors, computers, low observables, precision guided munitions and telecommunications. Today, I describe a vision of a second but related revolution -- a 'Revolution in Military Acquisition Affairs' -- or RMA(2). This revolution will change the way America develops and fields weapon systems. Like the first revolution, this second revolution is driven by capturing the synergism derived from the integration of multiple thrusts. In particular, we are making progress on three fronts: increasing our focus on life cycle cost reduction; making better use of the national industrial base; and implementing acquisition process improvements.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY MODERNIZATION, WARFARE, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, INDUSTRIES, NATIONAL SECURITY, DETECTORS, ACQUISITION, WEAPON SYSTEMS, COMPUTERS, OBSERVATION, REDUCTION, INTEGRATION, PRECISION, MILITARY RESEARCH, JET FIGHTERS, LIFE CYCLE COSTS, TELECOMMUNICATIONS, RANGE(EXTREMES), THRUST, GUIDED WEAPONS, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, PANEL(COMMITTEE), SYNERGISM.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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