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The Resource Adapting to flexible response, 1960-1968, Walter S. Poole

Adapting to flexible response, 1960-1968, Walter S. Poole

Label
Adapting to flexible response, 1960-1968
Title
Adapting to flexible response, 1960-1968
Statement of responsibility
Walter S. Poole
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
355.80973/09046
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • UF503
  • UF503
LC item number
  • .P66 2013
  • .P66 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
History of acquisition in the Department of Defense
Series volume
v. 1, 2
Label
Adapting to flexible response, 1960-1968, Walter S. Poole
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "... It is the second of five planned volumes in the series of History of acquisition in the Department of Defense"--Volume II
  • Cataloged based on volume II
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Strategic setting: striving for flexibility -- Emphasizing nuclear retaliation -- Strategy changes quickly, capability slowly -- Reworking nuclear requirements -- Graduated pressure: theory and practice -- The industrial base: pushing "state of the art" -- The political and economic environment -- Bidding for control: Secretary McNamara and the services -- Creating the PPBS and FYDP -- Changing the locus of decisionmaking: 1961-1964 -- "Systems analysis" becomes a fighting term: 1965-1968 -- Defining the acquisition cycle -- Reworking logistic guidance -- Contributions of the Defense Supply Agency and the Defense Contract Administration -- Services -- The shortcomings of fixed-price contracting -- Contracting in the 1950s -- Profit opportunity: spur to efficiency or to deception? -- The turn to fixed-price incentive contracts -- Striving for "truth" in cost estimates -- Challenging the rationale for incentives -- Streamlining procedures -- The Hershey Pricing Conference -- Dissolving the link between incentives and profits -- Total package procurement -- Program management and the program manager -- Innovation: coping with "unanticipated unknowns" -- Concurrency -- Alternatives: prototyping or component growth -- Case study: the Mark II avionics system -- Rating government versus private contributions -- Forecast and hindsight -- The Army re-equips itself -- The Army Materiel Command -- Choosing a rifle: M-14 versus AR-15 -- Shillelaghs, Sheridans, and M60s -- Failure of the MBT70 project -- Tow: a success story -- Forward air defense: hits and misses -- Sergeant: the perils of co-contracting -- The helicopter comes of age -- The Air Force shifts emphasis -- General Schriever and systems command -- Paradoxes of the aerospace industry -- Reorienting tactical aircraft -- No new manned bomber -- Long-range airlift: C-141 shines, C-5a stumbles -- The F-111: a series of obstacles -- A complex design concept -- General dynamics and the prime contract -- Teething troubles -- The travails of "Icarus" -- The Navy scuttles its version -- A disappointing balance sheet -- Managing strategic missile systems -- Polaris and Poseidon -- Minuteman I, II, and III -- Missile defense meets insuperable obstacles -- Warships and their weapons -- From bureaus to systems commands -- The shipbuilding industry -- Nuclear attack submarines -- Travails of the Mark 48 torpedo -- Nuclear-powered surface ships -- Destroyers and escorts: decisions delayed -- Troubles of the "3 Ts" -- Space ventures: a mixed record -- Mission rivalry: DoD and NASA -- Cancellations: Dyna-soar and the manned orbiting laboratory -- Workhorse: Titan III -- Vietnam: proving ground and graveyard -- Managing munitions shortages -- The advent of "smart" bombs -- Rolling thunder as a wizard war -- The M-16: controversy continues -- Army helicopters: en masse -- Marine helicopters: unique and common -- Building an infiltration barrier -- Conclusion -- Appendix: Key acquisition officials, 1959-1969 -- List of abbreviations
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
[5] volumes
Lccn
2013017876
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn842330108
Label
Adapting to flexible response, 1960-1968, Walter S. Poole
Publication
Note
  • "... It is the second of five planned volumes in the series of History of acquisition in the Department of Defense"--Volume II
  • Cataloged based on volume II
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Strategic setting: striving for flexibility -- Emphasizing nuclear retaliation -- Strategy changes quickly, capability slowly -- Reworking nuclear requirements -- Graduated pressure: theory and practice -- The industrial base: pushing "state of the art" -- The political and economic environment -- Bidding for control: Secretary McNamara and the services -- Creating the PPBS and FYDP -- Changing the locus of decisionmaking: 1961-1964 -- "Systems analysis" becomes a fighting term: 1965-1968 -- Defining the acquisition cycle -- Reworking logistic guidance -- Contributions of the Defense Supply Agency and the Defense Contract Administration -- Services -- The shortcomings of fixed-price contracting -- Contracting in the 1950s -- Profit opportunity: spur to efficiency or to deception? -- The turn to fixed-price incentive contracts -- Striving for "truth" in cost estimates -- Challenging the rationale for incentives -- Streamlining procedures -- The Hershey Pricing Conference -- Dissolving the link between incentives and profits -- Total package procurement -- Program management and the program manager -- Innovation: coping with "unanticipated unknowns" -- Concurrency -- Alternatives: prototyping or component growth -- Case study: the Mark II avionics system -- Rating government versus private contributions -- Forecast and hindsight -- The Army re-equips itself -- The Army Materiel Command -- Choosing a rifle: M-14 versus AR-15 -- Shillelaghs, Sheridans, and M60s -- Failure of the MBT70 project -- Tow: a success story -- Forward air defense: hits and misses -- Sergeant: the perils of co-contracting -- The helicopter comes of age -- The Air Force shifts emphasis -- General Schriever and systems command -- Paradoxes of the aerospace industry -- Reorienting tactical aircraft -- No new manned bomber -- Long-range airlift: C-141 shines, C-5a stumbles -- The F-111: a series of obstacles -- A complex design concept -- General dynamics and the prime contract -- Teething troubles -- The travails of "Icarus" -- The Navy scuttles its version -- A disappointing balance sheet -- Managing strategic missile systems -- Polaris and Poseidon -- Minuteman I, II, and III -- Missile defense meets insuperable obstacles -- Warships and their weapons -- From bureaus to systems commands -- The shipbuilding industry -- Nuclear attack submarines -- Travails of the Mark 48 torpedo -- Nuclear-powered surface ships -- Destroyers and escorts: decisions delayed -- Troubles of the "3 Ts" -- Space ventures: a mixed record -- Mission rivalry: DoD and NASA -- Cancellations: Dyna-soar and the manned orbiting laboratory -- Workhorse: Titan III -- Vietnam: proving ground and graveyard -- Managing munitions shortages -- The advent of "smart" bombs -- Rolling thunder as a wizard war -- The M-16: controversy continues -- Army helicopters: en masse -- Marine helicopters: unique and common -- Building an infiltration barrier -- Conclusion -- Appendix: Key acquisition officials, 1959-1969 -- List of abbreviations
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
[5] volumes
Lccn
2013017876
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn842330108

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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