Spring 2005 Industry Study. Strategic Materials
INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC
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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.
- Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
- Metallurgy and Metallography
- Administration and Management
- Economics and Cost Analysis