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U.S. Military Program Management by Rene G. Rendon, Gregory A. Garrett

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CHAPTER12

Military Outsourcing: Observations,Opportunities, Conflicts, andRecommendations

By Olin O. Oedekoven

The U.S. military has long relied on a critical relationship with the industrial community to maintain and enhance readiness (Michaels, 1999). Defense contractors research, test, and develop virtually all of the military’s equipment, transports, armaments, and personal gear. The military-industrial relationship is absolutely critical if the services are to meet their constitutional mission to fight and win the nation’s wars. As the services, in particular the Army, rapidly move forward to modernize and transform for the 21st century, the industrial relationship that the military has relied on for more than 200 years will become even ...

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