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The Resource Keeping the edge : managing defense for the future, Ashton B. Carter and John P. White, editors

Keeping the edge : managing defense for the future, Ashton B. Carter and John P. White, editors

Label
Keeping the edge : managing defense for the future
Title
Keeping the edge
Title remainder
managing defense for the future
Statement of responsibility
Ashton B. Carter and John P. White, editors
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Most national security debates concern the outcomes of policies, neglecting the means by which those policies are implemented. This book argues that although the US military is the finest fighting force in the world, the system that supports it is in disrepair. Operating with Cold War-era structures and practices, it is subject to managerial and organizational problems that increasingly threaten our military's effectiveness. Keeping the Edge goes beyond questions of Pentagon reorganization and weapons procurement to explore how the US defense establishment can improve its readiness, logistics, and ability to attract and retain qualified personnel. It also looks at how the US military can exploit information technology more effectively, improve its intelligence, and counter asymmetric threats. More comprehensive than the usual exhortation to cut waste, fraud, and abuse at the Pentagon, the book in fact recommends changes in many government agencies, not just the Department of Defense. It shows how the US can improve its ability to implement its policies and to anticipate and adapt to a changing and uncertain world
Member of
Dewey number
355/.033573
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Carter, Ashton B
  • White, John Patrick
Series statement
BCSIA studies in international security
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  • United States
  • National security
  • United States
Label
Keeping the edge : managing defense for the future, Ashton B. Carter and John P. White, editors
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Keeping the edge: managing defense for the future / Ashton B. Carter -- Keeping the edge in joint operations / John M. Shalikashvili [and others] -- Exploiting the internet revolution / Victor A. DeMarines with David Lehman and John Quilty -- Keeping the edge in intelligence / Robert J. Hermann -- countering Asymmetric threats / Ashton B. Carter, William J. Perry and David Aidekman -- Keeping the technological edge / Ashton B. Carter, Marcel Lettre and Shane Smith -- Advancing the revolution in business affairs / Michael J. Lippitz [and others] -- Ensuring quality people in defense / David S.C. Chu [and others] -- Managing the Pentagon's international relations / Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, Christiana Briggs and Anja Miller -- Strengthening the national security interagency process / John Deutch [and others] -- Implementing change / Judith A. Miller
Control code
ocm52315930
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 326 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262269995
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other control number
9780262032902
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52315930
Label
Keeping the edge : managing defense for the future, Ashton B. Carter and John P. White, editors
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Keeping the edge: managing defense for the future / Ashton B. Carter -- Keeping the edge in joint operations / John M. Shalikashvili [and others] -- Exploiting the internet revolution / Victor A. DeMarines with David Lehman and John Quilty -- Keeping the edge in intelligence / Robert J. Hermann -- countering Asymmetric threats / Ashton B. Carter, William J. Perry and David Aidekman -- Keeping the technological edge / Ashton B. Carter, Marcel Lettre and Shane Smith -- Advancing the revolution in business affairs / Michael J. Lippitz [and others] -- Ensuring quality people in defense / David S.C. Chu [and others] -- Managing the Pentagon's international relations / Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, Christiana Briggs and Anja Miller -- Strengthening the national security interagency process / John Deutch [and others] -- Implementing change / Judith A. Miller
Control code
ocm52315930
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 326 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262269995
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other control number
9780262032902
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52315930

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