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This report presents results from the first of a two-part study of the Joint Staff's analytic-support needs. The research looks at the role of the Chairman in his newly defined authority emanating from the Goldwater-Nichols legislation. The study will determine the kind of analytic support necessary to inform the Chairman's decisionmaking functions and to outline an architecture for providing that support — one that develops linkages from the national security strategy to resources. The report looks at Joint Staff participation in DoD decisionmaking processes, the more complex and demanding analytic environment in place today, what an ideal analytic-support environment might look like, and related organizational and functional issues, including those of the Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System (PPBS).

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