National Missile Defense
Defense and Security Analysis
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... sional development of the Army Acquisition Corps and Workforce. Private subscriptions and rates are available from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 or (202)512-1800. Periodicals official postage paid at Fort Belvoir, VA, and additional post offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY, ARMY RDA, 9900 BELVOIR RD SUITE 101, FORT BELVOIR, VA 22060-5567. Articles may be reprinted if credit is given to Army RD&A and the author. Unless otherwise indicated, all photographs are from U.S. Army sources. Approved for public release; Distribution is unlimited. This medium is approved for the official dissemination of material designed to keep individuals within the Army knowledgeable of current and emerging developments within their areas of expertise for the purpose of enhancing their professional development Career Development Update 50 News Briefs and Conferences 53 Acquisition Reform 54 Books 56 Letters 56 DEPARTMENTS COVER National Missile Defense (NMD) is a DOD joint program to protect against ballistic missile attacks. The cover shows a 1970s vintage Spartan Missile (left) and the current Payload Launch Vehicle, which will be used through the year 2000 for NMD live-fire tests.