LMI and DOD-Sponsored FFRDCs: Critical to National Security,
OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (ACQUISITION AND TECHNOLOGY) WASHINGTON DC
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FFRDCs are a very critical national asset for four basic reasons. First, they maintain long-term strategic relationships with their DoD sponsor-here at LMI, it is primarily OSD. But LMI retains important strategic relationships with all elements of the Defense Logistics community. Second, they perform the research, development and analytic tasks that are integral to the mission and operations of their DoD sponsor. Third, they maintain core competencies in areas important to their sponsors and employ this expertise to perform high quality, objective work that cannot be carried out as effectively by other private or public organizations. And fourth, they operate in the public interest, free from real or perceived conflicts of interest. These are really the four key underlying reasons why FFRDCs are indispensable to national security.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies