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Author Schank, John F. (John Frederic), 1946-

Title Learning from experience. Volume 1, Lessons from the submarine programs of the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia / John F. Schank [and others].

Publication Info. Santa Monica, Calif. : Rand Corporation, [2011]


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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 60 pages).
Series Rand Corporation monograph series ; MG-1128/1-NAVY
Rand Corporation monograph series.
Note Online resource, title from PDF title page (viewed November 18, 2011).
"Prepared for the United States Navy, the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence, and Australia's Department of Defence."
" ... conducted within the Acquisition and Technology Policy Center of the RAND National Defense Research Institute ..."--Title page verso.
"Approved for public release; distribution unlimited."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 59-60).
Contents Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: Top-Level Strategic Lessons -- Chapter 3: Lessons When Setting Operational Requirements -- Chapter 4: Lessons When Establishing an Acquisition and Contracting Environment -- Chapter 5: Lessons When Designing and Building the Submarine -- Chapter 6: Lessons for Integrated Logistics Support -- Chapter 7: Summarizing the Lessons.
Summary "Large, complex submarine design and construction programs demand personnel with unique skills and capabilities supplemented with practical experiences in their areas of expertise. Recognizing the importance of past experiences for successful program management, the governments of the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Commonwealth of Australia asked the RAND Corporation to develop a set of lessons learned from previous submarine programs that could help inform future program managers. In this volume, the authors present an overview of five submarine programs from the three countries--the U.S. Navy's Ohio, Seawolf, and Virginia programs; the UK's Astute program; and Australia's Collins program-- and identify lessons that apply to all of them. The lessons were developed through an extensive literature review and numerous interviews with government and private-sector personnel involved in the programs. Among the most important lessons: Ensure the stability of the program; establish the roles and responsibilities of the government and private-sector organizations; develop knowledgeable and experienced managers; and take a long-term, strategic view of the submarine force and the industrial base"--Publisher description.
Subject United States. Navy -- Submarine forces.
Great Britain. Royal Navy -- Submarine forces.
Australia. Royal Australian Navy -- Submarine forces.
Submarines (Ships) -- United States.
Submarines (Ships) -- Great Britain.
Submarines (Ships) -- Australia.
Nuclear submarines -- United States -- Design and construction -- 21st century.
Added Author Rand Corporation.
Acquisition and Technology Policy Center.
Added Title Lessons from the submarine programs of the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia
ISBN 9780833058959 (electronic bk.)
0833058959 (electronic bk.)
9780833077547 (electronic bk.)
0833077546 (electronic bk.)
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