The elements of national power include Diplomatic, Informational, Military, and Economic (DIME).
We have a national security strategy – we do not have a nonpartisan National Quality Strategy (NQS) that is needed to optimize all elements of national power. The annual State of the Union address could include an assessment that has evolved as a partisan concept and is perceived as such.
National Quality Strategy — It’s all about reducing variation from the ideal.
Assessments … A Start
The U.S. lacks a shared method and understanding for assessing the performance of our systems and determining when a change results in an improvement. The aim for the U.S. political system is for “We the People” to form “a more perfect Union” through improvements in policies, laws, and regulations.
Systems determine results. Improvement requires an assessment of the system. Within communities, industries and organizations, the Baldrige Framework for Performance Excellence is a proven and systemic approach for improvement. Criteria exist for profits and non-profit organizations, health care, education, and communities. The estimated return on investment from the Baldrige Program on the U.S. Economy has been estimated at 820 to 1.
- How can the criteria be applied to assess the performance of the U.S. political system?
Improving the Economic System
- WHY AND HOW CAPITALISM NEEDS TO BE REFORMED By RAY DALIO, APRIL 05, 2019
U.S. National Defense Strategy. Oct 2018. The National Defense Strategy (or NDS) is produced by the United States Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and is signed by the United States Secretary of Defense as the United States Department of Defense’s (DoD) capstone strategic guidance.
U.S. National Military Strategy 2015 The National Military Strategy is issued by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as a deliverable to the Secretary of Defense briefly outlining the strategic aims of the armed services. The NMS’s chief source of guidance is the National Security Strategy document.