Accession Number:

ADA409235

Title:

DoD Force & Infrastructure Categories: A FYDP-Based Conceptual Model of Department of Defense Programs and Resources

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Aug 1998-Sep 2002

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

2002-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

260.0

Abstract:

This paper describes a framework that organizes and displays every dollar person and piece of equipment shown in DoDs Future Years Defense Program FYDP. The framework, called Force Infrastructure Categories FIC, represents a conceptual model of the DoD that is based on two types of organizations, Forces and Infrastructure, and reflects the division of labor between them. Forces organizations are the war fighting ships, squadrons, and battalions assigned to the Combatant Commands. Infrastructure organizations are the laboratories, depots, shipyards, test ranges, schools, and hospitals assigned exclusively to the Military Departments. The FIC model presents Forces as the tools Combatant Commanders use to fight wars and Infrastructure as the set of activities needed to create and sustain those Forces. The FIC is designed to provide senior decision makers with the revised definitions, relevant categories, and new vocabulary needed to frame issues, communicate intent, and control implementation in a new era of national defense.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE