U.S. National Defense Acquisition and Budgetary Policy in an International Perspective

Report Number: NPS-FM-11-208

Series: Financial Management

Category: Arms Exports

Report Series: Sponsored Report

Authors: Marc R. DeVore, Lawrence R. Jones

Title: U.S. National Defense Acquisition and Budgetary Policy in an International Perspective

Published: 2011-12-01

Sponsored By: Acquisition Research Program

Status: Published--Unlimited Distribution

Research Type: NPS Faculty

Full Text URL: http://acquisitionresearch.net/files/FY2011/NPS-FM-11-208.pdf

Keywords: arms exports, burden sharing, arms race, arms transfer policies, licensed production, arms export policy, defense-industrial autonomy, international arms trade, defense technology transfer

Abstract:

Although domestic laws, rules and norms shape defense acquisition in the United States (U.S.), budgeting and financial management policy and practice decisions made in the executive and legislative branches of the U.S. government regarding how to spend defense financial resources have a powerful impact on the international security environment and the strategic choices of other nations. Understanding the interaction effects between U.S. defense weapons and weapons system planning, acquisition and execution and related budgeting/fiscal policy and the reactions of other nations to it all is vital if U.S. defense management processes are to succeed in achieving the objective of preparing U.S. armed forces to fulfill the U.S. government