Hearings on National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000--H.R. 1401 and Oversight of Previously Authorized Programs, Before the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, First Session: Military Procurement Subcommittee on Title 1--Procurement : Hearings Held February 24, and March 9, 1999, Volume 5
United States, United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Subcommittee on Military Procurement
U.S. Government Printing Office, 2000 - 379 pages
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Page 157 - Defense, the Department of Energy, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Justice, and the Federal...
Page 219 - May 1, 1956, the Secretary of Defense designated the Secretary of the Army as the single manager for traffic management within the United States.
Page 79 - Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee, it is my pleasure to appear before you today to present the Department of Defense's Fiscal Year 2001 missile defense program and budget. The Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) is chartered within the Department of Defense...
Page 124 - Spares (MTS) means no longer buying spare parts based on outdated specifications and technical data packages, but rather on performance specifications to take advantage of newer designs and manufacturing technologies. With this approach, we enhance the performance and reliability of our weapon systems while using our resources more efficiently. For example, the track life of the Abrams tank increased from an early life expectancy of 1,200 miles to about 2,000 miles.
Page 88 - Finally, we would seek a decision on whether to pursue deployment sooner than the proposed deployment of 2005 if it is both warranted and technologically possible. In fiscal year 2001, we would conduct a Defense Acquisition Board review to assess the status of the program. Based on program performance, we would seek approval to initiate upgrades to the current early warning radars; begin building the X-band ground-based radar and start integrating the battle management, command, control and communications...
Page 156 - Intelligence, to develop a 5-year interagency counter-terrorism and technology plan that would serve as a baseline strategy for coordination of national policy and operational capabilities to combat terrorism in the United States and against American interests overseas.
Page 345 - The objective is to provide funds at the outset for the total estimated cost of a given item so that the Congress and the public can clearly see and have a complete knowledge of the full dimensions and cost when it is first presented for an appropriation.
Page 326 - DD 21's streamlined acquisition approach seeks maximum design innovation and flexibility, minimum cycle time from ship design to delivery, and significant cost savings through the use of advanced commercial technologies and non-developmental items. Advanced design and construction techniques, and an innovative maintenance and support...
Page 75 - ... next month on continuing this important series of experiments. ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT Activities in the missile defense technology base are key to countering future, more difficult threats. The technology base program underpins the theater ballistic missile defense, cruise missile defense, and Space Based Laser programs. It will enable the Department to provide block upgrades to baseline systems, perform technology demonstrations, reduce program risk, accelerate the insertion of new...