Accession Number : ADA425310


Title :   Information Technology


Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Brown, Dolores ; Frazier, Geo ; Golden, Robert ; Hennessy, David ; Huss, J R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a425310.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2003


Pagination or Media Count : 32


Abstract : The information technology (IT) industry affects virtually every industry in the economy. During the late 90's, the IT industry contributed 30% to U.S. GDP growth. Additionally, military service transformation relies heavily on IT. An IT advantage is truly a U.S. competitive advantage However, to maintain this advantage, several challenges must be addressed. These include ensuring supply of skilled labor, maintaining an environment that encourages research and development (R&D) innovation, increasing broadband deployment, and protecting intellectual property rights. Additional American society 's growing reliance on IT also creates vulnerability that governments and the private security must solve together. Correcting this vulnerability and maintaining world leadership in the IT industry crucial to maintaining a competitive advantage for the US. Across all instruments of national power economic, military, diplomatic, and informational.


Descriptors :   *ECONOMICS , *BROADBAND , *INFORMATION SECURITY , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , DEPLOYMENT , GLOBAL , INDUSTRIES , LEADERSHIP , GROWTH(GENERAL) , VULNERABILITY , INSTRUMENTATION , POWER , TRANSFORMATIONS


Subject Categories : Information Science
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Military Intelligence


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE