Release No: 024-01
January 23, 2001
The Department of Defense "Annual Industrial Capabilities Report to Congress" is now available on the Web at http://www.acq.osd.mil/ip/. The report is required by section 2504 of Title 10, U. S. Code to be delivered to the Senate and House Armed Services Committees by March 1st of each year.
This year's report emphasizes that DoD's ability to execute its national defense strategy is predicated on its ability to access a supplier base that can: 1.) design and produce next generation weapons; 2.) innovate to preserve technological leadership; 3.) reduce cycle times to respond to evolving threats; 4) lower costs; and 5.) support interoperability for joint and combined operations with coalition partners.
The report also states that the competitive pressure on the marketplace is the best vehicle to shape an industrial environment that supports the defense strategy.