Joint Defense Capabilities Study
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC JOINT DEFENSE CAPABILITIES STUDY TEAM
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In March 2003, the Secretary of Defense chartered a study--formally named the Joint Defense Capabilities Study--to examine how the Department of Defense DoD develops, resources, and provides joint capabilities. The Secretary selected the Honorable Pete Aldridge, former Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, to lead the study. The Study Teams task was to examine and improve DoD processes for determining needs, creating solutions, making decisions, and providing capabilities to support joint warfighting needs. Based on that examination, the Study Team developed streamlined processes and alternative organizations to better integrate defense capabilities in support of joint objectives. Why change Although the current processes have produced the best armed forces in the world, they do not optimize our investment in joint capabilities to meet current and future security challenges.
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics