The Resource Implications of an Air Force budget downturn on the aircraft industrial base : an exploratory analysis, Mark Arena, John C. Graser, Paul DeLuca

Implications of an Air Force budget downturn on the aircraft industrial base : an exploratory analysis, Mark Arena, John C. Graser, Paul DeLuca

Label
Implications of an Air Force budget downturn on the aircraft industrial base : an exploratory analysis
Title
Implications of an Air Force budget downturn on the aircraft industrial base
Title remainder
an exploratory analysis
Statement of responsibility
Mark Arena, John C. Graser, Paul DeLuca
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Contributor
Author
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Language
eng
Summary
The U.S. Air Force is facing a number of challenges as a result of the current defense budget downturn along with the uncertainty of its timing and magnitude. RAND examined the challenge of modernizing the Air Force's aircraft fleet while trying to sustain the industrial base with limited funding. Complicating this challenge is that the pattern of Air Force spending has shifted dramatically away from new aircraft procurement, and a competitor with significant technical and economic capability has emerged. There is a need for careful strategic management of investment choices--and this goes beyond just aircraft. The Air Force will first need to define its capability priorities that fit within budget constraints, then use those priorities to shape a budget strategy. RAND considered six budget strategies for aircraft procurement: from a new high-tech fleet to sustaining and modifying the existing one. Each strategy under a constrained spending future results in challenges and issues for the industrial base. The Air Force will need to help mitigate industrial base problems that result from their chosen budget strategy--but some issues may be beyond their control. There are lessons from foreign acquisitions that the Air Force can leverage to avoid pitfalls. Most importantly, shortfalls in both industry and government skill bases can cause significant problems later during execution. Finding ways to sustain key skills during a spending downturn will be important for the future and potentially produce longer-term savings
Cataloging source
COO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Arena, Mark V
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
UG1123
LC item number
.A67 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Graser, John C.
  • DeLuca, Paul
  • JSTOR Open Access
  • Project Air Force (U.S.)
  • Rand Corporation
  • United States
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  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Airplanes, Military
  • HISTORY
  • Airplanes, Military
  • Armed Forces
  • Armed Forces
  • Armed Forces
  • United States
Label
Implications of an Air Force budget downturn on the aircraft industrial base : an exploratory analysis, Mark Arena, John C. Graser, Paul DeLuca
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Publication
Note
"RAND Project Air Force."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 39-41)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- How Is the Current Situation Different From the Downturn in the Mid-1980s? -- What Can We Learn from Prior Industrial Base Assessments to Inform Decisions for the Future? -- What Are the Investment Options for Aircraft Acquisition? How Might They Affect the Industrial Base? -- Options and Potential Issues
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 41 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833083739
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
color illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt4cz0q6
System control number
  • (OCoLC)869853530
  • (OCoLC)ocn869853530
Label
Implications of an Air Force budget downturn on the aircraft industrial base : an exploratory analysis, Mark Arena, John C. Graser, Paul DeLuca
Publication
Note
"RAND Project Air Force."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 39-41)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- How Is the Current Situation Different From the Downturn in the Mid-1980s? -- What Can We Learn from Prior Industrial Base Assessments to Inform Decisions for the Future? -- What Are the Investment Options for Aircraft Acquisition? How Might They Affect the Industrial Base? -- Options and Potential Issues
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 41 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833083739
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
color illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt4cz0q6
System control number
  • (OCoLC)869853530
  • (OCoLC)ocn869853530

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