Report of the Defense Science Board 2010 Summer Study on Enhancing Adaptability of U.S. Military Forces   [open pdf - 3MB]

"The world continues to change rapidly. Today's military forces face an increased level of operational uncertainty and must be ready to adapt rapidly. The lengthy preparation cycles and associated enterprise culture and processes that evolved over the past decades are a liability within the Department of Defense (DOD). Solutions must be developed in days, weeks, or months -not decades. This Defense Science Board (DSB) 2010 summer study was charged to help DOD make Adaptability a core value- apart of the culture of the enterprise, both it processes and people. The DSB has identified what it believes are the key elements of strategy to promote adaptability within the Department of Defense: 1) Align enterprise functions to support mission outcomes. […] 2) Reduce uncertainty through better global awareness. […] 3) Prepare for degraded operations. 4) Enhance adaptability of the enterprise workforce. 5) Change the culture."

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