Affordability: The Key to a Strong Defense from Now On
BELTRAMO AND ASSOCIATES LOS ANGELES CA
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Major reductions to the defense budget will cause a radical restructuring of the defense industrial base. Understanding the cost implications of budget cutbacks is essential to manage this restructuring to assure that an appropriate force mix is available to defend our nation. Cost analysis must play a pivotal role in redefining our defense posture. But tools do not exist that can provide reasonable estimates of the effects of a greatly changed environment. Current tools will not adequately reflect structural changes to the defense base because they are retrospective i.e., parametric in nature. Therefore, a proper definition of the problems is required together with new tools for estimating that consider environmental shifts.
- Administration and Management
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Military Forces and Organizations