Accession Number:

ADA425310

Title:

Information Technology

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

2003-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

The information technology IT industry affects virtually every industry in the economy. During the late 90s, the IT industry contributed 30 to U.S. GDP growth. Additionally, military service transformation relies heavily on IT. An IT advantage is truly a U.S. competitive advantage However, to maintain this advantage, several challenges must be addressed. These include ensuring supply of skilled labor, maintaining an environment that encourages research and development RD innovation, increasing broadband deployment, and protecting intellectual property rights. Additional American society s growing reliance on IT also creates vulnerability that governments and the private security must solve together. Correcting this vulnerability and maintaining world leadership in the IT industry crucial to maintaining a competitive advantage for the US. Across all instruments of national power economic, military, diplomatic, and informational.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE