Accession Number : ADA326365

Title :   The Defense Industrial Base: Policy Changes Needed to Support Joint Vision 2010.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Vondra, Charles F.

PDF Url : ADA326365

Report Date : 07 APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : The American Defense Industrial Base is a product of two hundred years of American History. The Industrial Base that was produced as a result of this century's wars and United States Government policy is now undergoing a significant change. The change to the Industrial Base is occurring while the military is transitioning into the Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff's Joint Vision 2010. The current Administration proposes to shift its emphasis towards increased reliance upon the commercial sector, as has been attempted in the past. Titled the 'Dual Use Technology Strategy,' the Department of Defense is attempting to leverage emerging commercial research and development technology into existing weapon systems. While this strategy addresses the research and development portion of the Industrial Base, it does not direct attention towards industrial base capability maintenance. The sole means of keeping a capable industrial base is through the analysis of critical industrial processes. After prioritizing the processes, contracts must be issued to ensure that the capability is maintained. A comprehensive Industrial Base strategy is required to ensure the necessary support to Joint Vision 2010.

Descriptors :   *INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH, *MILITARY PROCUREMENT, *DEFENSE INDUSTRY, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, POLICIES, ECONOMIC IMPACT, STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, MILITARY DOWNSIZING.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE