Accession Number:

ADA449542

Title:

Spring 2005 Industry Study. Strategic Materials

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

2005-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

Strategic materials are those materials and related technologies whose critical function or availability is essential for US economic competitiveness and security. Emerging materials and innovative technologies are key enablers to military transformation and economic growth. In order to retain its competitive advantage, the US must initiate a comprehensive National Materials Strategy to focus and revitalize the climate for innovation, to develop strategic partnerships for rapid commercialization, and to ensure the accessibility, availability, and affordability of critical materials. In summary, the US should again view materials as strategic given their role as a critical enabler for economic prosperity and security.

Subject Categories:

  • Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
  • Metallurgy and Metallography
  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE