The Department of Defense Statement on Industrial Readiness by The Honorable William J. Perry Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering before the Defense Industrial Base Panel of the Committee on Armed Services, United States House of Representatives, 96th Congress, Second Session,
OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING WASHINGTON DC
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The author concludes that multiyear contracting for long-term, stable production programs offers enhanced productivity and consequent cost savings. Other than repealing the restriction of the cancellation ceiling, no additional legislation is needed. The programs selected should be stable that is, whether they are relatively new or in production, they should have the following characteristics the configuration should be established, the inventory quantity known, the program should be noncontroversial in need or mission, and the requirements included in the Five Year Defense Program.
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