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Enhancing Adaptability of U.S. Military Forces. Part A: Main Report
DEFENSE SCIENCE BOARD WASHINGTON DC
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This study was charged to help DOD make adaptability a core value -- a part of the culture of the enterprise, both its processes and people. The Defense Science Board has identified what it believes are the key elements of a strategy to promote adaptability within the Department of Defense. Align enterprise functions to support mission outcomes. Couple enterprise functions to mission outcomes by tying deliverables with operational timelines. Reduce uncertainty through better global awareness. Persistent and deployable teams drawing from all sources, including and especially, open source, rapidly provide contextual understanding of potential global hot spots to improve preparedness and agility of response. Prepare for degraded operations. Institutionalize the use of realistic exercises and redblue teaming to prepare for uncertain conditions, beginning with two areas of critical importance to nearly all aspects of war fighting -- cyber and space. Enhance adaptability of the enterprise workforce. Broaden awareness and access to the full spectrum of available skills and talent. Change the culture. Move from a risk-averse to risk-managed approach by employing waiver authority as needed to accomplish mission objectives and conduct follow on analysis of waiver usage to identify and eliminate unnecessary or restrictive processes. Establish a Secretarys Council to resolve problems in meeting the needs of the combatant commanders promptly by using existing resources in new and different ways. Align incentives with objectives and reward adaptability.
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