Accession Number : ADA264565


Title :   The Aspin Plan: A Resource Allocation Strategy for Today


Descriptive Note : Study project


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : L'Heureux, Roy W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264565.pdf


Report Date : 15 Apr 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 63


Abstract : Changes in the global security environment of the 1990's dictate substantial reductions in U.S. defense spending. If the U.S. defense technology and industrial base (DTIB) is to adequately support future military requirements, an effective resource allocation strategy must be proposed, accepted and implemented in a timely manner. In February 1992 Les Aspin, former Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, outlined a resource allocation strategy designed to sustain the critical elements of the DTIB, maintain U.S. technological superiority, and keep ahead of the proliferation of militarily significant weapons throughout the world. The Aspin Plan consists of four resource allocation strategies: (1) selective upgrading of existing weapon systems to improve performance or reduce life cycle cost; (2) selective low-rate procurement of unique military equipment; (3) continuous prototyping of technology using a rollover-plus strategy; and (4) procurement of a limited quantity of silver bullet systems.


Descriptors :   *WEAPON SYSTEMS , *MILITARY EQUIPMENT , *PROCUREMENT , *LIFE CYCLE COSTS , WEAPONS , REQUIREMENTS , GLOBAL , MILITARY REQUIREMENTS , RATES , REDUCTION , LOW RATE , LIFE CYCLES , RESOURCES , ALLOCATIONS , COSTS , CYCLES , SECURITY , QUANTITY , ENVIRONMENTS , STRATEGY , SMALL ARMS AMMUNITION


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE