US Industrial Base Dependence/Vulnerability. Phase 1. Survey of Literature
NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV FORT MCNAIR DC MOBILIZATION CONCEPTS DEVELOPMENT CENTER
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A serious potential problem is a growing dependency on foreign sources for a wide range of manufactured goods and phenomenon is the emergence of potential dependencies upon foreign sources for advanced technology for future weapon systems. If there are risks posed to national security by foreign dependency, DOD needs to pursue two basic courses of action. First, DoD needs to manage foreign dependency in a focused, effective way. It needs to resolve the conflict that currently exists by balancing the policy goals of RSI, maintenance of the mobilization base, and competition. A policy should set which requires that foreign dependency be managed during system development, as well as in early research and development for future systems. Second, beyond DoDs specific responsibilities in acquiring and fielding weapons, DoD should take an active leadership role within the Federal Government to assure that the national security implications of the deteriorating U.S. industrial and technological base are addressed in national policies and programs.
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