The Navy of today has adopted modern and systematized management techniques that are designed to receive and process large volumes of data from the fleet and other sources. As evidenced by the great number of studies, congressional inquires, and organizational changes., the Navy's entire process of research and development, equipment design, procurement, and operational maintenance has been taken under close scrutiny in an effort to achieve the most efficient system possible.
"The Responsibility of Naval Line Officers in Determining Weapon System/Platforms,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 23
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol23/iss10/3