Accession Number:

ADA482901

Title:

Neglected Capabilities in the DoD: Using Agency Theory to Improve Guidance. Policy Analysis Exercise

Descriptive Note:

Research study

Corporate Author:

JOHN F KENNEDY SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

Providing effective national defense is one of the fundamental purposes of the U.S. government and the sole purpose of the DoD, and strong, living military services are an essential component of that mission. Yet the strength and culture of the military services can also create agency problems which interfere with the Secretary of Defenses ability to guide the acquisition of necessary capabilities. This report will therefore seek to answer the question What actions can the Secretary take to improve strategic guidance and conformance with that guidance, to help better allocate resources to inherently joint and neglected capabilities

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE