Accession Number:

ADA282347

Title:

A New Concept for Streamlining Up-Front Planning

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

Most observers of U.S. military affairs agree that the process within the Department of Defense DoD of enhancing U.S. military capability-or modernizing-involves an inordinate amount of time and energy. The length of time between formulating a concept to enhance military capability and realizing enhanced capability in U.S. operational forces averages 10 to 15 years. The enormous paper trail involves a great deal of square filling. Finally, the process suffers from various disruptive instabilities, in part because of a lack of communication and trust between disparate elements of DoD and among DoD industry, and the Congress. We propose a framework that will substantially streamline the process by which DoD modernizes military capability. The framework focuses on streamlining the part of the process often referred to as up-front planning. This planning is akin to Phase 0 which begins at Milestone 0 when an authority mandates that a particular military mission deserves increased emphasis and ends at Milestone I when a decision is made to develop and procure new systems that will equip force elements to enhance military capability

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE