The Resource Gaining new military capability : an experiment in concept development, John Birkler, C. Richard Neu, Glenn Kent., (electronic resource)

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

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
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • 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
Cataloging source
DLC
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1944-
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Birkler, J. L.
Dewey number
355/.033273
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
English
LC call number
U153
LC item number
.B57 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • 1949-
  • 1915-
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  • Neu, C. R.
  • Kent, Glenn A.
  • Rand Corporation
  • United States
  • National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
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  • Military planning
  • United States
  • Military planning
  • Military & Naval Science
  • Law, Politics & Government
  • Military Science - General
Label
Gaining new military capability : an experiment in concept development, John Birkler, C. Richard Neu, Glenn Kent., (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 69 p. )
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585347400
Lccn
98005157
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill. ;
System control number
  • (CKB)111004368712820
  • (MH)007819361-3
  • (SSID)ssj0000160471
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12008331
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000160471
  • (PQKBWorkID)10182030
  • (PQKB)10893378
  • (EXLCZ)99111004368712820
Label
Gaining new military capability : an experiment in concept development, John Birkler, C. Richard Neu, Glenn Kent., (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
"Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 69 p. )
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585347400
Lccn
98005157
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill. ;
System control number
  • (CKB)111004368712820
  • (MH)007819361-3
  • (SSID)ssj0000160471
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12008331
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000160471
  • (PQKBWorkID)10182030
  • (PQKB)10893378
  • (EXLCZ)99111004368712820

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