Given the dramatic changes in the environment for national defense, concurrent with rapid improvements in commercial manufacturing capabilities, the Department of Defense (DOD) requires a new approach to designing, engineering, manufacturing, buying, and upgrading weapon systems.
This book provides both a vision for that new approach and a strategy by which the DOD can accomplish the necessary changes. The result will be a higher quality, more cost-effective weapon systems and a stronger industrial base while still accommodating diminishing procurement budgets.
Table of Contents
|Defense Manufacturing on the Defensive||8-12|
|A Change Process...That Changes||13-18|
|The Change Process||19-25|
|DOD is Different...Partly||26-30|
|'We're Already Doing That!'||31-33|
|Defense Manufacturing Would Be Different||34-36|
|Implementing a New Defense Manufacturing Strategy: An Illustrative Model||37-42|
|Appendix A: Review of Study Panel||43-51|
|Appendix B: A Review of Selected Reports on Defense Acquisition and Management||52-77|
|Appendix C: Suggested Reading||78-78|
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