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


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a449542.pdf


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