England Directs Efforts to Refine, Expand Use of 'Joint Capability Areas'

By Jason Sherman / April 25, 2007 at 5:00 AM
Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England has directed two new assessments designed to advance the development of powerful tools senior Pentagon officials can use to make unprecedented side-by-side comparisons of weapon system capabilities, allowing them to regularly consider moving resources between service budgets. The project, begun in 2003, involves the development of a common set of definitions -- nearly two dozen -- that describe the full spectrum of capabilities the military can employ. Because the definitions are being crafted to allow...

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