Accession Number : ADA246619


Title :   National Security and the Industrial Policy Debate: Modernizing Defense Manufacturing


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Beckwith, Charles E ; Smith, Thomas D ; Latiff, Robert


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a246619.pdf


Report Date : May 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 86


Abstract : This paper reviews the controversy concerning national industrial policy. It describes historical views of the role of government in controlling industry; and, it describes current political views on industrial policies. The paper discusses the negative effects of the long debate on the ability of the defense industry to provide for defense needs, and the probable results of continued disagreement. It proposes that an effective and politically acceptable role of government take active roles in shaping higher education toward industrial and manufacturing engineering, clarity anti-trust roles, and, most importantly, demand modernization of production capabilities, in return for reduced bureaucratic constrictions.


Descriptors :   *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , POLICIES , NATIONAL SECURITY , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING , DEFENSE SYSTEMS , PRODUCTION , EDUCATION , PROBABILITY , SHAPE , INDUSTRIES , MANUFACTURING


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Defense Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE