Accession Number:

ADA459868

Title:

A Baseline Assessment of DOD Staff Nuclear Expertise

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INC MCLEAN VA

Report Date:

2001-12-21

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

This analysis assesses the state of staff nuclear expertise within the DoD to determine if it is sufficient for the department to carry out its nuclear responsibilities. It proceeded on the premise that nuclear expertise had atrophied since the end of the Cold War and this decline was now negatively impacting the nuclear mission. The first step in the analysis was to assess each services understanding of its nuclear staff requirements. In short, does the particular service understand how many nuclear staff billets it must fill within DoD and elsewhere DOE, State Department, etc, and the specific job qualifications of each billet Next, the team reviewed each services process to identify, develop, and assign staff officers with the requisite skills to meet user requirements. Finally, the team conducted interviews with a wide cross section of users of staff nuclear expertise, including OSD, Air Staff, Navy Staff, DTKA, Joint Staff, USSTKATCOM, HQ2OAF, SUBLANT, HQ8AF, AFSPC, and ACC. These discussions were central to our assessment of the state of DoD staff nuclear expertise to determine the level of user satisfaction with current staff nuclear expertise. In addition, the interviews solicited users views on trends in staff nuclear expertise for the future as well as suggestions for improving the quality of staff personnel.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Nuclear Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE