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Keeping the Edge: Managing Defense for the Future

Book, Preventive Defense Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

September 2000

Authors: Ashton B. Carter, Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Harvard & Stanford Universities, John P. White, Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

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ABSTRACT

Keeping the Edge
Managing Defense for the Future
Edited by Ashton B. Carter & John P. White

This book addresses the organization and management of the national security establishment, and especially the Department of Defense, to implement the policies the nation's leaders choose for it, to manage the programs they direct, and to adapt to a changing world.

Contents
Please click the title name for full text of each chapter (PDF)

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Preface and Acknowledgements viii
1
Keeping the Edge: Managing Defense for the FutureAshton B. Carter
1
2
Keeping the Edge in Joint OperationsJohn M. Shalikashvili with Bruce Rember, Phil Ehr, and Thomas Longstreth
27
3
Exploiting the Internet RevolutionVictor A. DeMarines with David Lehman and John Quilty
61
4
Keeping the Edge in IntelligenceRobert J. Hermann
103
5
Countering Asymmetric ThreatsAshton B. Carter and William J. Perry with David Aidekman
119
6
Keeping the Technological EdgeAshton B. Carter with Marcel Lettre and Shane Smith
127
7
Advancing the Revolution in Business AffairsMichael J. Lippitz, Sean O'Keefe, and John P. White with John Brown
163
8
Ensuring Quality People in DefenseDavid S.C. Chu and John P. White with Nurith Berstein and John Brown
203
9
Managing the Pentagon's International RelationsElizabeth Sherwood-Randall with Christiana Briggs and Anja Miller
235
10
Strengthening the National Security Interagency ProcessJohn Deutch, Arnold Kanter and Brent Scowcroft with Chris Hornbarger
265
11
Implementing ChangeJudith A. Miller
285

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For more information about this publication please contact the PDP Associate Director at 617-495-1412.

For Academic Citation:

Carter, Ashton B., and John P. White, eds. Keeping the Edge: Managing Defense for the Future. Cambridge, Mass.: Preventive Defense Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, September 2000.

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