Breaking the Mold: Forging a Common Defense Manufacturing Vision
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Breaking the Mold:
Forging a Common Defense Manufacturing Vision
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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.


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94 pages | 6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-309-04789-0
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National Research Council. Breaking the Mold: Forging a Common Defense Manufacturing Vision. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 1993.

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