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The MoD needs industry that can understand the military potential of new technologies, and industry needs the MoD in order to understand how to balance financial risks with early deployment
We need vision and courage to bring about a sea change in defence procurement - in which project alliancing should play a key role
Significant new approaches to manufacturing the F-35 fighter have yet to be appreciated by the US authorities
Major increases in China's procurement spending are changing the country's defence industry
The most effective methods for dealing with acquisition problems are not traditional analytical approaches, but something more agile and human
The implementation of the Bowman programme has caused much pain - largely because the programme has been underpinned by several false assumptions
This Whitehall Paper reviews the new Ministry of Defence (MoD) procedure for Combined Operational Effectiveness and Investment Appraisal (COEIA) studies and the role of these studies in MoD...
John Appelby and Edward Foster
In 1990 RUSI brought out Whitehall paper 6, entitled 1992: Protectionism or Collaboration in Defence Procurement. Much of its substance remains valid three years on, since the process of streamlining...
Sir John Weston
The Seminar on the Democratic Management of Defence was held at RUSI in May 1992. This Whitehall Paper is taken from the proceedings of the Seminar. It is not a verbatim report, but a summary of...