Accession Number : ADA449542
Title : Spring 2005 Industry Study. Strategic Materials
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Boland, Michael ; Bromell, Robert ; Carpenter, Robert ; Clark, Thomas ; Donnelly, Thomas ; Echernacht, Jr , Kenneth ; Higgins, David ; Madden, Michael ; Martin, Matthew ; Murdock, Hal
Report Date : Jan 2005
Pagination or Media Count : 48
Abstract : Strategic materials are those materials and related technologies whose critical function or availability is essential for US economic competitiveness and security. Emerging materials and innovative technologies are key enablers to military transformation and economic growth. In order to retain its competitive advantage, the US must initiate a comprehensive National Materials Strategy to focus and revitalize the climate for innovation, to develop strategic partnerships for rapid commercialization, and to ensure the accessibility, availability, and affordability of critical materials. In summary, the US should again view materials as strategic given their role as a critical enabler for economic prosperity and security.
Descriptors : *NATIONAL SECURITY , *MATERIALS , COMPETITION , STEEL , AVAILABILITY , TITANIUM , MILITARY MODERNIZATION , STOCKPILES , NANOTECHNOLOGY , MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS , ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT , SUPERALLOYS , RARE EARTH ELEMENTS , POWDER METALLURGY , ALUMINUM , CERAMIC MATERIALS , COMPOSITE MATERIALS , ECONOMIC IMPACT
Subject Categories : Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
Metallurgy and Metallography
Administration and Management
Economics and Cost Analysis
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE