In defense policy, what happens to the industrial base when government purchases drop so low that only one supplier is needed to produce a category of weapons systems efficiently.
A defense industry structure that risks leaving the country dangerously reliant on a single supplier and without the ability to quickly ramp up production in times of war. (See "single sourcing.")
A strategy for reducing the cost of developing and producing new weapons.
A pejorative term favored by contractors who might lose out if the Pentagon were to choose a single supplier, along with their supporters in Congress and the military services.
What the Air Force hoped to avoid by deciding to absorb the full overhead costs of the rocket launch divisions of both Boeing and Lockheed Martin.
An issue that Congress and the Pentagon will soon have to face with regard to two makers of stealth destroyers, Northrop Grumman and General Dynamics.