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A New Paradigm for Achieving the Navy's Budgetary Goals
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The Department of Defense is facing a severe budget cut and must take decisive action if it is to avoid the hollow force. The Navys budget also must be reduced, but with the added challenge of balancing risk while trying to maintain and deploy a 313-ship force. Only through the adoption of a paradigm shifting budget reduction strategy can the Navy effectively cut its budget. The Navy needs to reduce procurement costs through the globalization of shipbuilding, incorporate warship serialized production and stable design to lower operating and maintenance costs, and reduce overall manning afloat by incorporating human systems integration engineering up front while designing future ships. When adopting a new strategy, risks must be considered as well as any mitigating options. In summary, the Department of Defense must make serious choices regarding budget reduction strategies. It cannot afford to make piecemeal cuts by cancelling or delaying individual programs. The entire system must be reexamined and a new path taken if real savings are to be achieved in the long run while the Navy simultaneously preserves its commitment to meet Americas strategic goals.
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