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Gaining new military capability : an experiment in concept development, John Birkler, C. Richard Neu, Glenn Kent

Label
Gaining new military capability : an experiment in concept development
Title
Gaining new military capability
Title remainder
an experiment in concept development
Statement of responsibility
John Birkler, C. Richard Neu, Glenn Kent
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
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
Action
digitized
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1944-
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Birkler, J. L.
Dewey number
355/.033273
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • 1949-
  • 1915-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Neu, C. R.
  • Kent, Glenn A.
  • United States
  • National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
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  • Military planning
  • United States
Label
Gaining new military capability : an experiment in concept development, John Birkler, C. Richard Neu, Glenn Kent
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Top-Level Decisionmakers Choose Among Available Options
  • Force Providers Implement Decisions
  • Current Approaches to Force Modernization Are Less Than Ideal
  • Thinking About Military Missions
  • Military Missions
  • Choosing Topics for a RAND Concept-Development Initiative
  • The Concept Options Group: A New Forum for Concept Development
  • The RAND COG Exercise
  • Organizing COG Discussions
  • What, Precisely, Will U.S. Forces Have to Do to Accomplish the Military Task Being Discussed?
  • Figures and Table
  • What Are the Characteristic Signatures of Relevant Targets?
  • What Technologies Could Be Used to Exploit Signatures, Vulnerabilities, or Necessary Activities by Hostile Forces?
  • How Could the Technologies Identified in Discussions of the Last Question Be Exploited Operationally?
  • How Can We Shape the Environment to Make U.S. Technological and Operational Options More Effective?
  • Process
  • Some Promising Concepts
  • UAV Operations to Maintain Persistent Surveillance
  • A large, High-Flying UAV
  • A Small, Low-Flying UAV
  • Operational Concepts
  • Acronyms
  • Shaping the Environment
  • Ground-Based, Multimode Sensor Arrays
  • Sensor Packages
  • Deploying Sensors
  • Operational Concepts
  • Shaping the Environment
  • The Current State of Technology
  • The Force Modernization Problem
  • The Need for New Concepts
  • A Process for Modernizing Forces
  • How the Process Should Work
  • Strategic Planners Establish Demands for Military Capabilities
  • Creative Conceivers Formulate Options
Control code
ocm47009718
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 69 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833025869
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47009718
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Gaining new military capability : an experiment in concept development, John Birkler, C. Richard Neu, Glenn Kent
Publication
Note
"Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Top-Level Decisionmakers Choose Among Available Options
  • Force Providers Implement Decisions
  • Current Approaches to Force Modernization Are Less Than Ideal
  • Thinking About Military Missions
  • Military Missions
  • Choosing Topics for a RAND Concept-Development Initiative
  • The Concept Options Group: A New Forum for Concept Development
  • The RAND COG Exercise
  • Organizing COG Discussions
  • What, Precisely, Will U.S. Forces Have to Do to Accomplish the Military Task Being Discussed?
  • Figures and Table
  • What Are the Characteristic Signatures of Relevant Targets?
  • What Technologies Could Be Used to Exploit Signatures, Vulnerabilities, or Necessary Activities by Hostile Forces?
  • How Could the Technologies Identified in Discussions of the Last Question Be Exploited Operationally?
  • How Can We Shape the Environment to Make U.S. Technological and Operational Options More Effective?
  • Process
  • Some Promising Concepts
  • UAV Operations to Maintain Persistent Surveillance
  • A large, High-Flying UAV
  • A Small, Low-Flying UAV
  • Operational Concepts
  • Acronyms
  • Shaping the Environment
  • Ground-Based, Multimode Sensor Arrays
  • Sensor Packages
  • Deploying Sensors
  • Operational Concepts
  • Shaping the Environment
  • The Current State of Technology
  • The Force Modernization Problem
  • The Need for New Concepts
  • A Process for Modernizing Forces
  • How the Process Should Work
  • Strategic Planners Establish Demands for Military Capabilities
  • Creative Conceivers Formulate Options
Control code
ocm47009718
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 69 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833025869
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47009718
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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