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Title:
Analytic architecture for capabilities-based planning, mission-system analysis, and transformation
Author:
Davis, Paul K., 1943-
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Publication Information:
Santa Monica, CA : RAND, National Defense Research Institute, 2002.
Physical Description:
xxviii, 74 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
"Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense."

"MR-1513-OSD"--P. [4] of cover.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1390 Lexile.
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ISBN:
9780833031556
Format :
Book

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Summary

Capabilities-based planning has become a central theme of defense planning. It is defined in broad terms in the 2001 Quadrennial Defense Review, but opinions differ about its details and how to implement it. This book reviews and extends ideas developed over the last decade regarding capabilities-based planning. It puts capabilities-based planning in the larger context of defense activities generally, sketches an analytic architecture for carrying it out, and offers recommendations about how to proceed, including a suggested architecture that emphasizes mission-level work and such concepts as mission-system analysis, exploratory analysis, and hierarchical portfolio methods for integration and tradeoffs in an economical framework. Capabilities-based planning is related to the objective of transforming U.S. forces to deal effectively with the changes taking place in military affairs. The book also emphasizes that the new paradigm of capabilities-based planning is particularly apt given the objective of transforming U.S. forces to deal effectively with the changes taking place in military affairs.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. iii
Figuresp. vii
Tablesp. ix
Summaryp. xi
Endnotesp. xxiv
Acknowledgmentsp. xxv
Acronyms and Abbreviationsp. xxvii
Chapter 1 Introductionp. 1
Endnotesp. 4
Chapter 2 Conceptual Frameworkp. 5
Endnotesp. 14
Chapter 3 Understanding Needs and Defining Potential "Requirements"p. 15
Endnotesp. 26
Chapter 4 Mission-System Analysis for Assessing Capabilities: Concepts and Enablersp. 27
Endnotesp. 42
Chapter 5 Dealing with Vertical and Horizontal Complexity of Capabilityp. 43
Endnotesp. 50
Chapter 6 The Central and Multifaceted Role of Building Blocksp. 51
Endnotesp. 58
Chapter 7 Implications for Force Transformationp. 59
Endnotesp. 64
Chapter 8 Conclusions and Recommendationsp. 65
Appendix: Some Historical Examples of Capabilities-Based Planningp. 67
Endnotesp. 70
Bibliographyp. 71

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