Accession Number:

ADA235445

Title:

Linking Acquisition Decisionmaking With National Military Strategy

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

1990-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

169.0

Abstract:

This study describes the Defense Departments processes for planning, guidance, and decisionmaking and assesses how well they support the Secretary of Defense in developing effective, integrated military forces. First it describes the management practices advocated by the Packard Commission and earlier independent reviews of defense management, for designing and executing acquisition programs that are consistent with national military strategy and projected budgets. Next it reviews the long-standing concerns with DoD management that ultimately gave rise to the Goldwater-Nichols Act in 1986. The report then describes the resulting changes within DoD since 1986, including actions to implement Secretary Cheneys Defense Management Report. Finally, the report presents a prototype management system to illustrate one approach for establishing the advocated management practices within existing DoD organizations and processes, and offers an agenda for implementing this proposed system.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE