Accession Number : AD0656694


Title :   THE OFFICE OF AEROSPACE RESEARCH SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION PROGRAM


Corporate Author : OFFICE OF AEROSPACE RESEARCH ARLINGTON VA


Personal Author(s) : Downie, Currie S ; Luginbyhl, Thomas T ; Hoshovsky, Alexander G ; Smith, Carlton M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/656694.pdf


Report Date : 15 Mar 1967


Pagination or Media Count : 81


Abstract : The document outlines the mission and organization of the Office of Aerospace Research (OAR), then describes how its principal product, scientific and technical information, is disseminated through its various publications. The magnitude of OAR's research in Information Sciences (approximately 15% of total Federal expenditures in this area) is compared to that of other governmental agencies. Savings of over $3.5 million, resulting from an effective technical information program, are documented by examples. The role of the Office of Scientific and Technical Information within OAR as performed by the 16 personnel assigned is described in terms of its four divisions: Publications, Information Studies, Programs, and Executive. It is suggested that the most pressing problem facing the DoD Technical Information Program is the absence of integrated, DoD-wide planning efforts with the active participation of the three services and various DoD agencies. Planning conferences are needed to improve the organization structure and co-ordinate the future activities of the program. The classical functions of management -- planning, organizing, etc. -- should be reviewed to determine whether they are being adequately emphasized and implemented throughout DoD in the Scientific and Technical Information Program.


Descriptors :   *DOCUMENTS , *INFORMATION RETRIEVAL , *SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH , MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , AIR FORCE RESEARCH , TECHNICAL INFORMATION CENTERS , SELECTION , DISTRIBUTION , REPORTS


Subject Categories : Information Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE