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Title Development planning : a strategic approach to future Air Force capabilities / Committee on Improving the Effectiveness and Efficiency of the U.S. Air Force Pre-Acquisition Development Planning ; Air Force Studies Board ; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2014]
©2014
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 79 pages) : color illustrations
Contents Historical context regarding planning for future Air Force capabilities -- Development planning today -- Improving development planning support to U.S. Air Force strategic decision making -- Appendixes : A. Terms of reference -- B. Biographical sketches of committee members -- C. Meetings and speakers
Summary "Development Planning provides recommendations to improve development planning for near-term acquisition projects, concepts not quite ready for acquisition, corporate strategic plans, and training of acquisition personnel. This report reviews past uses of development planning by the Air Force, and offers an organizational construct that will help the Air Force across its core functions. Developmental planning, used properly by experienced practitioners, can provide the Air Force leadership with a tool to answer the critical question, Over the next 20 years in 5-year increments, what capability gaps will the Air Force have that must be filled? Development planning will also provide for development of the workforce skills needed to think strategically and to defectively define and close the capability gap. This report describes what development planning could be and should be for the Air Force."--Publisher description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Description based on online resource ; title from PDF title page (EBSCO; viewed on February 20, 2015)
Subject United States. Air Force -- Planning.
United States. Air Force -- Research.
Research and development projects -- United States.
Form Electronic book
Author National Research Council (U.S.). Air Force Studies Board, issuing body
National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Improving the Effectiveness and Efficiency of the U.S. Air Force Pre-Acquisition Development Planning, issuing body
National Research Council (U.S.). Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, issuing body
ISBN 030931366X (electronic bk)
9780309313667 (electronic bk)