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Abbott, Gerald

Works: 9 works in 24 publications in 1 language and 681 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HD9743.U6, 338.476233
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Most widely held works by Gerald Abbott
The changing defense industrial base by Gerald Abbott( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper examines the changes in the defense industrial base that have accompanied the downsizing of our Armed Forces and what role the U.S. Government might play in reinforcing important sectors of the productive base
In touch with industry : ICAF industry studies( )

in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In touch with industry : ICAF industry studies, 1997( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our curriculum, while adapting to changing times, maintains its core purpose of study and research of the resources component of national power. Special emphasis is placed on materiel acquisition and joint logistics. By conducting in-depth examinations of 18 industry sectors-both at home and abroad-the Industry Studies Program allows ICAF students to assess industry's ability to support our national security strategy. The following pages comprise an assessment of each industry sector and are offered as part of the ongoing dialogue concerning the health of the industrial base. The 270 senior military and civilian students who contributed to this volume have brought a great deal of collective expertise and experience to the effort
In touch with industry : ICAF industry studies, academic year 1996( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report covers the following subject areas: advanced manufacturing, agribusiness, biotechnology, education, energy, financial, services, information, munitions, space, advanced materials, aircraft, construction, electronics, environment, health care, land combat systems, shipbuilding, and transportation
Instructor's big book of teacher savers : leaves you more time to teach : over 150 reproducibles to save you time and energy in classroom teaching by Rosemary Alexander( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over 150 reproducible pages of class lists, letters to parents, recordkeeping forms, monthly calendars, classroom awards, writing and book report forms, world maps, bulletin-board letters, etc
In touch with industry : ICAF industry studies, 1999( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The manufacturing environment today is one of rapid change. Customer demands for low-cost, high-quality goods; a global market; and exponential growth in manufacturing technologies are challenging manufacturers. Many manufacturing companies in the United States and abroad are responding to next-generation challenges. The transition is not without its problems, however. Obstacles such as adversarial labor-management relations, a poorly educated entry-level workforce, and unfriendly government policies are hampering industry's ability to respond to these new challenges. Further, many manufacturers are finding it necessary to change their basic organizational structure and value chain to be flexible, agile, and globally competitive. Finally, manufacturers are discovering both the bright promise and the formidable task of embracing cutting-edge manufacturing technology
In touch with industry : ICAF industry studies, 1998( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The industry studies program is part of the College's continuing commitment to "keep in touch with industry" a charge made by Bernard Baruch at its founding almost 75 years ago. The following chapters provide an assessment of the condition and outlook of 18 industry sectors considered vital to the nation's security. While the senior civilian and military student authors are not experts in each industrial sector, they do bring a wealth of practitioner and professional knowledge to their studies including technical, operational, acquisition and logistics support experience. Industry field studies were carried out both domestically and internationally to allow our students to conduct in-depth examinations of selected industrial sectors to assess each sector's ability to support the national security strategy within a global context. The resulting reports organized here as chapters are offered as part of the continuing public policy debate over the health and future of the defense industrial base in particular and the total industrial and productive base in general. Additionally this book is published in an effort to maintain an open dialogue with the many companies and agencies we visit worldwide
In touch with industry : ICAF industry studies by Gerald Abbott( Book )

2 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defense Acquisition Performance Assessment Report( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For nearly 60 years, the Department of Defense (DoD) has been engaged in a continuous process of self-assessment to identify and improve the way it acquires weapons systems. Frequent major acquisition reform initiatives have responded to concerns that acquisition costs are too high, that DoD is buying the wrong things, or that the process is too slow. The need to review the process and to institute change has become very obvious to the acquisition community. The House and Senate Fiscal Year 2006 Defense Authorization Committee Reports addressed concerns about the ability of DoD's Acquisition System to develop and deliver required capabilities when needed and at predictable costs. The reports further stated that addressing symptoms one program or one process at a time is unlikely to result in substantial improvement. Both Congress and DoD senior leadership have lost confidence in the capability of the Acquisition System to determine what needs to be procured, or to predict with any degree of accuracy what things will cost, when they will be delivered, or how they will perform. On June 7, 2005, then Acting Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England authorized a sweeping and integrated assessment to consider every aspect of acquisition, giving rise to the Defense Acquisition Performance Assessment Project. The centerpiece of this project is a panel governed by the tenets of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (Public Law 92-463). The panel concluded that the problems are deeply imbedded in many of the acquisition management processes that are used in the DoD and not just the traditional procurement processes. DoD needs a radical approach to improvements in its Acquisition System, and it needs to adapt these improvements to the new security environment of the 21st century. The panel's acquisition performance assessment process and conclusions are outlined in this report
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