Chapter III. Technology Transition
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)


4. Force Modernization Planning

The purpose of an Army Modernization Plan (AMP) is to formally state the Army's plan for force development and modernization and to clearly articulate specific goals. The AMP is the key planning document in providing long term continuity within functional areas, while assisting in program prioritization and integration of the total Army force. The AMP is constrained to available structure and programmed resources. It provides the structure and guidance necessary to integrate functional mission area solutions in a constrained resource environment. It is responsive to changing external factors such as emerging capabilities, funding levels, force structure, technology breakthroughs or delays, and the National Military Strategy. The current functional area annexes to the AMP are listed in section C.1.