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Defense Transformation: Background and Oversight Issues for Congress [Updated December 20, 2004]   [open pdf - 236KB]

"The Bush Administration identified transformation as a major goal for the Department of Defense (DOD) soon after taking office and has since worked to refine and implement its plans for defense transformation. The issue for Congress is how to take the concept of defense transformation into account in assessing and acting on Administration proposals for DOD. The Administration's vision for defense transformation calls for shifting the U.S. military toward a greater reliance on joint operations, network-centric warfare, effects-based operations, speed and agility, and precision application of firepower. To help implement this vision, DOD has created an Office of Force Transformation (OFT), designated U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) as its premier 'transformation laboratory,' and revised weapon acquisition regulations. Transformation could affect the defense industrial base by transferring funding from 'legacy' systems to transformational systems, and from traditional DOD contractors to firms that previously have not done much defense work."

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CRS Report for Congress, RL32238
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2004-12-20
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