Despite the U.S. armed forces’ historical role as a model for racial integration and decades of Department of Defense (DoD) efforts to promote racial and ethnic diversity, many groups are still underrepresented within the department, especially among DoD’s active duty and civilian leadership. This is a particularly important issue for DoD because many military leaders believe that maintaining a diverse workforce is critical for the department’s national security mission. This report discusses the initial steps that DoD should take in developing a department-wide plan to achie...
Two major ways in which the Department of Defense (DoD) strives to improve its eﬃciency is through the consolidation of defense facilities and changes in its governance structure (e.g., reorganization of defense agencies or ﬁeld activities). Both types of initiatives can have signiﬁcant eﬀects on the governance structu
In FY 2003, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) spent nearly $7 billion on transportation, travel, and relocation services from commercial enterprises. Given a continuing need to make the most of existing resources, including those used for transportation, the U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM) asked the
Radio frequency identifi cation (RFID) technology is a wireless communication
technology that enables users to uniquely identify tagged objects or people.
RFID is rapidly becoming a cost-effective technology. This is in large part
due to the efforts of Wal-Mart and the Department of Defense (DoD)
incorporate RFID technology into their supply chains. In 2003, with the
of enabling pallet-level tracking of inventory, Wal-Mart issued an RFID
mandate requiring its top suppliers to begin tagging pallets and cases, with
Electronic Product Code (EPC) labels.
This handbook is approved for use by all Departments and Agencies of the Department of Defense. 2. This handbook is for guidance only. This handbook cannot be cited as a requirement. If it is, the contractor does not have to comply. This mandate is a DoD requirement only; it is not applicable to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) or other government agencies. 3. Every effort has been made to reflect the latest information on composite materials. The handbook is continually reviewed and revised to ensure its completeness and currentness.