A Framework for Modernization Within the United States Air Force
The report lays out a framework for modernizing that the Air Force can use to develop new operational concepts in the context of joint-service requirements, to organize analyses for assessing capabilities, and to effectively advocate Air Force programs to "deciders' in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and Congress. The work builds on earlier work on a strategies-to-tasks framework, concept development, and up-front planning. The broad conceptual framework promotes innovation and modernization of Air Force capabilities and is consistent with the chief-of-staff's emphasis that capabilities be developed and fielded in a timely manner. The framework offers a clearly defined set of relevant terms applicable at several levels of operation; it identifies (generically) the principal actors within the Air Force who are guiding and promoting innovation; it lays out a process governing the interactions among these principal actors; and it lists operational capabilities, derived from the defense strategy and from joint-service employment concepts, that could be used to organize modernization efforts.
Download eBook for Free
|PDF file||0.6 MB||
Use Adobe Acrobat Reader version 7.0 or higher for the best experience.
- Copyright: RAND Corporation
- Availability: Available
- Print Format: Paperback
- Paperback Pages: 56
- List Price: $18.00
- Paperback Price: $14.40
- Paperback ISBN/EAN: 0-8330-3427-8
- Document Number: MR-1706-AF
- Year: 2003
- Series: Monograph Reports
The research reported here was sponsored by the United States Air Force and performed within RAND's Project AIR FORCE.
This report is part of the RAND Corporation monograph report series. The monograph/report was a product of the RAND Corporation from 1993 to 2003. RAND monograph/reports presented major research findings that addressed the challenges facing the public and private sectors. They included executive summaries, technical documentation, and synthesis pieces.
Permission is given to duplicate this electronic document for personal use only, as long as it is unaltered and complete. Copies may not be duplicated for commercial purposes. Unauthorized posting of RAND PDFs to a non-RAND Web site is prohibited. RAND PDFs are protected under copyright law. For information on reprint and linking permissions, please visit the RAND Permissions page.
The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.