Defense Resource Management Studies: Introduction to Capability and Acquisition Planning Processes
INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA
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This paper is intended to serve as baseline documentation for capability and acquisition planning processes as we have practiced and refined them in at least three countries outside the United States. This paper contains a syllabus and instruction materials that can be used in exercises for military staffs or as graduate level seminar courses suitable for a foreign staff college or war college. We intend for these materials to be a start point for adaptation to specific country needs, facilitating more rapid exercise and course development, rooted in theory that has been demonstrated successfully. We have designed the exercises and courses to improve basic understanding and facilitate implementation of two component processes of Defense Management -- Capability Planning and Acquisition Planning. The seminars highlight key management concepts, the importance of analysis and collaborative problem solving, and potential implementation challenges while also providing participants hands-on experience with the intended end-states resulting from the Capability and Acquisition planning processes.
- Administration and Management
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies