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Task Group on a Strategic Relationship Model between the Department of Defense and the Industrial Base

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Technical Report

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Defense Business Board Washington United States

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The Deputy Secretary of Defense tasked the Defense Business Board DBB to form a Task Group with the support of the Defense Science Board DSB to evaluate and make recommendations to the Department of Defense DoD regarding actions that could improve the strategic relationship between the Department and its manufacturer and service suppliers. Specifically, the Task Group was asked to deliver actionable recommendations for how the Department could better align its objectives, as a primary customer, with the objectives of its supplier base, while also ensuring the broadest possible industrial base participation. The Task Group also was asked to make recommendations to improve the suppliercustomer relationships and communications at all levels of the Departments leadership team with large traditional suppliers, and the variations needed to communicate effectively with mid-sized and smaller companies.

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  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

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