Forks in the Road for the U.S. Navy

Forks in the Road for the U.S. Navy

Forks in the Road for the U.S. Navy

Forks in the Road for the U.S. Navy

Excerpt

The U.S. Navy is, as always, seeking better ways to fulfill its Title 10 responsibilities. It faces an array of issues, ranging from replacement of ships and planes, improvement in readiness, retention of personnel, reductions in operating costs, and acquisition of new technology. To help clarify future choices, the Navy asked RAND to determine if there were forks in the road that it would or should face in the next few years. A fork in the road can be a future decision point for a specific acquisition program, a mission or operational concept, a new technology that may replace or enhance a current capability, or a doctrinal, cultural, or personnel policy that may require a significant change in direction for the service.

RAND began research on this project in September 2002 and provided the results of the analysis to the Navy in December 2002.

The research was based on a series of interviews with current and retired Navy officers and experienced personnel in the defense establishment.

This research and its documentation should interest members of the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and Navy policymakers and planners who face future decisions. The research reported here was carried out in the Acquisition and Technology Policy Center of the National Defense Research Institute, RAND's federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) supporting the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the joint staff, the combatant commanders, and the defense agencies.

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.