Accession Number : ADA330841

Title :   Before the Subcommittee on Acquisition and Technology of the Senate Committee on Armed Services on FY 1997 DoD Acquisition and Technology Program

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

PDF Url : ADA330841

Report Date : 20 MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : Every weapon system in the U.S. inventory today required decades of direct investment in critical enabling technologies. These systems exist because of the technologies and concepts developed by teams of dedicated researchers at our universities, defense laboratories, test centers and industrial contractors. The DoD is committed to maintaining a legacy of technological supremacy at an affordable cost. The Department's FY 1997 budget submission contains a prudent and relevant mix of defense technology investments. This program is needed to produce a robust set of innovative technology options for tomorrow's weapon systems. It secures the Department's long term modernization strategy; meets the national security needs of the nation; and preserves a legacy of technological superiority for U.S. forces in the 21st Century.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY MODERNIZATION, *MILITARY PROCUREMENT, *MILITARY BUDGETS, MILITARY STRATEGY, NATIONAL SECURITY, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, INVESTMENTS, COMBAT READINESS, WEAPON SYSTEMS, MILITARY CAPABILITIES, THREAT EVALUATION, LIFE CYCLE COSTS, MILITARY PLANNING, PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE