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Report of the Defense Science Board Task Force on DoD Energy Strategy, "More Fight - Less Fuel"
DEFENSE SCIENCE BOARD WASHINGTON DC
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On May 2, 2006 the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics USDATL directed the Defense Science Board to create a Task Force to examine DoD Energy Strategy Citing significant risks to both our nation and our military forces, he challenged the Task Force to find opportunities to reduce DoDs energy demand, identify institutional obstacles to their implementation, and assess their potential commercial and security benefits to the nation Overview Based on its study and deliberations, the Task Force concluded that DoD faces two primary energy challenges Unnecessarily high and growing battlespace fuel demand that compromises operational capability and mission success requires an excessive support force structure at the expense of operational forces creates more risk for support operations than necessary and increases life-cycle operations and support costs. Almost complete dependence of military installations on a fragile and vulnerable commercial power grid and other critical national infrastructure places critical military and Homeland defense missions at an unacceptably high risk of extended disruption.
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