Accession Number:

ADA422384

Title:

Alternative Governance: A Tool for Military Laboratory Reform (Defense Horizons, Number 34, November 2003)

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV FORT MCNAIR DC CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGY AND NATIONAL SECURITY POLICY

Report Date:

2003-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Throughout the Cold War, the United States maintained an edge over adversaries by fielding tech technologically superior warfighting systems. This strategy depended on a strong research and development RD effort in both the public and private sectors, and the community of military laboratories in the Department of Defense played an essential role in the overall effort. Because of the importance of these labs during the Cold War, defense planners continually focused on ways to improve and strengthen them. The end of the Cold War, however, shifted the focus away from laboratory improvement toward consolidation, closure, realignment, and personnel downsizing, as many came to believe much of the RD done by the military laboratories could, and even should, be done by the private sector.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE