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Gaining new military capability [electronic resource] : an experiment in concept development / John Birkler, C. Richard Neu, Glenn Kent.

By: Birkler, J. L, 1944-.
Contributor(s): Neu, C. R. (Carl Richard), 1949- | Kent, Glenn A, 1915- | United States. Department of Defense. Office of the Secretary of Defense | National Defense Research Institute (U.S.).
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Rand, 1998Description: 1 online resource (xx, 69 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0585347409 (electronic bk.); 9780585347400 (electronic bk.); 0833025864; 9780833025869.Report number: Subject(s): Military planning -- United States | United States -- Armed Forces -- Weapons systems | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Military Science | HISTORY -- Military -- Other | Electronic booksGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Gaining new military capability.DDC classification: 355/.033273 Online resources: EBSCOhost Summary: The process of modernizing U.S. military forces is the focus of this report. This process requires reinvigorating concept development efforts, thinking broadly about alternatives, and pursuing concept development before decisions are made about which services, which platforms, or which technologies are best suited for accomplishing current or new military tasks. In February and March 1996, RAND convened a concept options group (COG), which included broadly knowledgeable technologists drawn from a variety of scientific and engineering backgrounds, experienced military operators, and senior analysts and planners. By focusing on two specific military tasks, the COG considered options for using technologies that could enable U.S. forces to perform an existing military mission better, perform it differently, or gain a new capability. This report presents highlights from the COG discussions as well as some suggestions for convening future COGs.
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The process of modernizing U.S. military forces is the focus of this report. This process requires reinvigorating concept development efforts, thinking broadly about alternatives, and pursuing concept development before decisions are made about which services, which platforms, or which technologies are best suited for accomplishing current or new military tasks. In February and March 1996, RAND convened a concept options group (COG), which included broadly knowledgeable technologists drawn from a variety of scientific and engineering backgrounds, experienced military operators, and senior analysts and planners. By focusing on two specific military tasks, the COG considered options for using technologies that could enable U.S. forces to perform an existing military mission better, perform it differently, or gain a new capability. This report presents highlights from the COG discussions as well as some suggestions for convening future COGs.

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