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Providing the Means of War: Historical Perspectives on Defense Acquisition, 1945-2000
Acquisition gained special meaning because of the

Our Price: $45.00
By Shannon A. Brown (ed)
Year: 2005
Pages: 401
Binding Paperback

Product Code: 1422300722

Acquisition gained special meaning because of the airplane attacks on the World Trade Center in N.Y., the Pentagon in Wash., DC, & a crash into a field in PA. While acquisition is frequently a contentious process, at once political, technical, & managerial, the chapters presented here illustrate both the remarkable achievements of the system & the ongoing struggle to transform to support the changing needs of the mil. Acquisition as defined by the DoD denotes our nat. security establishment harnessing the scientific & engineer. knowledge of mil. & civilian professionals to create the tools of modern war. The acquisition process includes resource-mgmt. & strategic decisions that determine the new forms of technology that are developed.

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