Accession Number:

ADA202840

Title:

Bolstering Defense Industrial Competitiveness: Preserving Our Heritage, the Industrial Base Securing Our Future

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (ACQUISITION) WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-07-15

Pagination or Media Count:

83.0

Abstract:

Enclosed are the results of the Defense Department Under Secretarys examination of the problems facing the United States defense manufacturing base. The objective was to identify the actions necessary to prepare the Department better to deal with the dynamics of manufacturing worldwide. The recommendations already being put into action center around six major thrusts forging the right relations with industry improving the acquisition system establishing defense industrial strategic plans that support our military strategic plans developing manufacturing capabilities concurrent with development of weapon systems laying the foundation now for the technical skill base required for tomorrows defense needs and ensuring that industrial base issue important to our defense benefit from the full spectrum of potential policy remedies, when appropriate. An underlying message of this project, which is based on extensive advice from industry, academia, and other Government agencies, is that cooperation is an essential foundation to meeting and sustaining defense goals cooperation with industry, with our allies, with other agencies, and with the Congress is imperative if we are to meet ever more sophisticated requirements with relatively fewer resources. Keywords Defense industrial base. KR

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE