An Assessment of the National Dual-Use Policy and Its Impact on the Program Office
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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This thesis examines the current trends within the United States to move towards greater dependence on the commercial sector for military defense. Dual-use technologies impact the Defense acquisition process. it will discuss the risks associated with the migration of a defense industrial base to one of a national industrial base. Research will include conducting a thorough literature search, review of historical dual-use issues as well as defense and commercial initiatives in this area. Dual-use technologies can come in the form of CI or NDI. These items have the potential to save the program manager quite a bit of money, especially in the development costs. However, some would argue that these items might not be able to satisfy the peculiar environment required by the military. Others contend this to be the best method of procurement during this dwindling budget era. As DoD continues to rely on dual-use items, commercial sector initiatives gain momentum, particularly in the form of best practices. The program manager faces numerous challenges in employing dual-use technology.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies