Accession Number:

ADA339247

Title:

Institutionalizing Standards Reform

Descriptive Note:

Speech text

Corporate Author:

OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (ACQUISITION AND TECHNOLOGY) WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-11-13

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

Today, Id like to share some of my views on where I think the Department of Defense is headed in institutionalizing lasting standards reform. Standards have made a significant contribution to all facets of our economy and our modern day lives. Standards - open standards in particular - have promoted international commerce and competition they have contributed to consumer safety and, without them, our economy would be weak and stagnant. Without question, there is just no substitute for continuous development, adoption and implementation of world class standards. More importantly, the right incentives must be in place to make the transition from familiar old practices to new ways of doing business.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE