Author Archives: Daniel Gouré, Ph.D.

PBL: A Success Story Issue Brief Performance-Based Logistics (PBL) is the purchase of support as an integrated, affordable, performance package designed to optimize system readiness and meet performance goals through long-term support arrangements with clear lines of authority. PBL may be applied to defense [Read More...]
Performance-Based Agreements: The Future of Defense Weapons Systems Support Issue Brief The United States military faces two related crises. First is the tightening of defense budgets, certainly as the U.S. presence in Iraq winds down, but increasingly likely regardless. Second are the growing costs of sustaining the force. Taken [Read More...]
Performance-Based Agreements: The Future of Defense Weapons Systems Support Issue Brief The United States military faces two related crises. First is the tightening of defense budgets, certainly as the U.S. presence in Iraq winds down, but increasingly likely regardless. Second are the growing costs of sustaining the force. Taken [Read More...]
Want Real Missile Defense Soon? Put KEI to Sea Issue Brief More than six years into the Bush Administration and what do we have to show for its investment of billions of dollars in missile defense? Precious little is the answer. To defend the nation we are relying on [Read More...]
Getting To A 21st Century Supply Chain Research Study The Department of Defense (DoD) directs the largest and most complex supply chain in the world. DoD spends at least $150 billion a year on goods and services and their delivery to end users. The Defense Logistic Agency, [Read More...]
Getting To A 21st Century Supply Chain Research Study The Department of Defense (DoD) directs the largest and most complex supply chain in the world. DoD spends at least $150 billion a year on goods and services and their delivery to end users. The Defense Logistic Agency, [Read More...]
National Guard: Command, Control and Confusion? Issue Brief The geniuses who created the post-World War Two U.S. military command system knew that there were two essential truths about leading a large and complex military. The first was that there must be unity of command. The second [Read More...]
Contractors On The Battlefield Research Study Civilian contractors have a larger presence on today’s battlefields than ever before. Over a decade ago, as the U.S. military began downsizing, it began transferring many of its support functions to private sector contractors. From the provision of [Read More...]
The National Guard Needs More Stryker Brigades Issue Brief President Bush’s decision to surge U.S. forces into Iraq will require the activation of additional National Guard brigades in order to preserve a rotation base. No longer is the Guard a strategic reserve, one meant to be mobilized [Read More...]
The Nation Needs a Bigger Army Issue Brief Remember the optimism that greeted the new millennium? Communism was a fading memory, U.S. air power had just won a war in the Balkans, and threats to national security seemed so modest that a new administration in Washington [Read More...]
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