Accession Number : ADA235445


Title :   Linking Acquisition Decisionmaking With National Military Strategy


Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA


Personal Author(s) : Graham, David R ; Kanter, Herschel E ; Bailey, Martin J ; Bottoms, Albert M ; Bicksler, Barbara A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a235445.pdf


Report Date : Oct 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 169


Abstract : This study describes the Defense Department's processes for planning, guidance, and decisionmaking and assesses how well they support the Secretary of Defense in developing effective, integrated military forces. First it describes the management practices advocated by the Packard Commission and earlier independent reviews of defense management, for designing and executing acquisition programs that are consistent with national military strategy and projected budgets. Next it reviews the long-standing concerns with DoD management that ultimately gave rise to the Goldwater-Nichols Act in 1986. The report then describes the resulting changes within DoD since 1986, including actions to implement Secretary Cheney's Defense Management Report. Finally, the report presents a prototype management system to illustrate one approach for establishing the advocated management practices within existing DoD organizations and processes, and offers an agenda for implementing this proposed system.


Descriptors :   *RESOURCE MANAGEMENT , *MILITARY PROCUREMENT , *MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , DECISION MAKING , ACQUISITION , PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING


Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE