Industrial Policy: Meeting the Challenge (A Partnership with Industry)
Research rept. Aug 1992-Apr 1993
INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC
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The economic and competitive challenges of the 1990s require us to take a different approach to achieve success than in the past. The defense budget and the defense-focused research and development expenditures of both industry and government are declining. At the same time, the technologically capable economic blocs of the world are stepping up the competitive pressure domestically and internationally. These international competitors maintain the explicit, focused support of their governments. In a partnership, the public and private sectors in these countries work as a team to further their economic growth and security. In the United States, this teamwork does not exist. Our problem is one of leadership and accountability--leadership and accountability in both industry and government to deal with the incredible depth of resources we possess. In the 1960s, explicit space policies and government-industry teamwork put a man on the moon and laid the groundwork in the 1970s for the successful shuttle program. In the 1980s, the explicit defense-focused policies of the Reagan and Bush administrations and a government-industry partnership developed and fielded a defense capability second to none. In the 1990s, only teamwork between government and industry will enable us to meet the global economic and competitive challenges that will mark us as a successful world- class economic power.
- Government and Political Science
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems