Quality is absolutely vital to our
defense, and requires a commitment to continuous improvement by all DoD
A quality and productivity oriented
Defense Industry with its underlying industrial base is the key to our
ability to maintain a superior level of readiness.
Sustained DoD wide emphasis and concern
with respect to high quality and productivity must bean integral part of our
Quality improvement is a key to
productivity improvement and must be pursued with the necessary resources to
produce tangible benefits.
Technology, being one of our greatest
assets, must be widely used to improve continuously the quality of Defense
systems, equipments and services.
Emphasis must change from relying on
inspection, to designing and building quality into the process and
Quality must be a key element of
Acquisition strategies must include
requirements for continuous improvement of quality and reduced ownership
Managers and personnel at all levels
must take responsibility for the quality of their
Competent, dedicated employees make the
greatest contributions to quality and productivity. They must be recognized
and rewarded accordingly.
Quality concepts must be ingrained
throughout every organization with the proper training at each level,
starting with top management.
Principles of quality improvement must
involve all personnel and products, including the generation of products in
paper and data form.