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A major element in the Eisenhower School curriculum is the study of the resources component of national security. This is largely undertaken within the Industry Studies Program. This Program provides graduates a framework to apply analytical techniques in assessing the state and relevance of a selected economic-industrial sector to national security.
(1) Develop a capability to analyze industry from a strategic national security perspective in terms of both the "general welfare" and the national defense in normal and crisis conditions;
(2) Develop a comparative analyses of U.S. and international participants in selected industries in both defense and non-defense environments in terms of their contribution to national and international economic and defense policies; and
(3) Develop a capability to analyze the role and effect of public policy on national security as well as economic and industrial crisis preparedness.
To achieve these objectives each Industry Studies seminar strives to:
1. Evaluate the composition, structure, organization, and performance of selected defense-essential and other industries including an assessment of their ability to satisfy national security requirements in broad terms in peace and conflict.
2. Understand the complex issues involved with maintaining an economic- industrial base capable of efficient peacetime production and rapidly increased output in emergencies.
3. Analyze the American and international economic environment within which the selected industries function including the constraints to more efficient production both in peace and conflict including a specific evaluation of economic-industrial mobilization potential.
4. Recommend ways to improve efficiency and/or ensure attainment of national security objectives through changes or additions to existing public policy.
Each seminar develops an executive summary report, briefs other seminars, and makes a formal presentation to a prominent representative of the sector examined.
The report and presentation provide a comprehensive executive-level view of the overall status and public policy implications of the sector examined. The final
reports present industry composite information only; neither company specific nor proprietary information is published.
The reports are published annually. Copies may be downloaded from this website under reports.