Metrics for the Quadrennial Defense Review’s Operational Goals
The Department of Defense has adopted an approach to defense planning based on capabilities rather than scenarios. It is using this approach for transforming the U.S. military to meet newly emerging national security challenges. The recent Quadrennial Defense Review highlighted six specific operational goals as the transformation’s focus, then sought metrics for evaluating, advancing, and monitoring progress in attaining those goals. This documented briefing takes a first cut at identifying such metrics.