Commercial technologies in the Department of Defense

Technology evolution and implications for acquisition professionals

Authored by: Sally J. F. Baron

Defense Innovation Handbook

Print publication date:  September  2018
Online publication date:  September  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138050679
eBook ISBN: 9781315168623
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The Department of Defense (DOD) has long used commercial products and the cooperation between DOD and industry is nothing new. From weapons and materials in the Revolution, to trucks and tractors in the World War I era, to fabric for uniforms throughout its history, commercial products from industry have provided superior warfighting ability to the US.

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