DoD's Acquisition Reform Recommendations to 800 Panel Report
ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (PUBLIC AFFAIRS) WASHINGTON DC
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The new, post Cold War-era demands new thinking about defense acquisition. The Clinton administration believes the system at the Department of Defense must be fundamentally changed to meet the challenges of the 1990s. The 1990s pose a new set of security challenges for the United States. The Cold War is over, but the United States faces new threats regional conflicts proliferation of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction risk to out economic well-being and the possible failure of democratic reform in the former Soviet Bloc and elsewhere. The President and the Secretary of Defense are committed to maintaining a lean, high-tech, ready-to-flight military force in a time when the threats are changing and defense spending is slowing down. It is imperative that the system of defense acquisition achieve greater efficiencies and take full advantage of technological advances to support our fighting forces and preserve the defense industrial base. In the Bottom-Up Review, concluded last September, Secretary of Defense Les Aspin unveiled his vision for the nations future defense needs. While the risk of global war is gone, the United States still faces many risks around the world. The Bottom-Up Review was a blueprint for dealing with these dangers no matter where they might emerge.
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