Accession Number : ADA323953

Title :   New-Concept Development. A Planning Approach for the 21st Century Air Force,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Lewis, Leslie ; Khalilzad, Zalmay M. ; Roll, C. R.

PDF Url : ADA323953

Report Date : 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : In early 1995, the Chief of Staff of the Air Force determined that the Air Force needed to strengthen its corporate planning capabilities. The planning function had to link strongly to the critical Department of Defense resource allocation and management processes, such as the Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System, the Joint Warfighting Capability Assessment and the Joint Requirements Oversight Council, the service requirements processes, and the acquisition processes. RAND was asked by the Air Force to assist in defining a new concept development framework and process that could support Air Force long range planning. While long range planning focused on defining a corporate vision and strategic planning, concept development was to focus on the generation of new ideas and their incorporation into Air Force planning and programming activities. RAND addressed how the new-concept development process supports Air Force planning. It also identified the various elements of new-concept development and proposed ideas for how the Air Force might proceed with institutionalizing the framework and process. This report discusses the elements of new-concept development, makes some suggestions for how the Air Force might organizationally and functionally support such an effort, and provides some top-level recommendations on how it might implement the process.

Descriptors :   *ORGANIZATION THEORY, *AIR FORCE PLANNING, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, NATIONAL SECURITY, COST EFFECTIVENESS, COST ANALYSIS, COMBAT READINESS, PROBLEM SOLVING, MILITARY CAPABILITIES, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING, AIR FORCE PROCUREMENT, AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, AIR FORCE BUDGETS.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE