Accession Number : ADA554678


Title :   Defense Laboratory Enterprise


Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING) WASHINGTON DC


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a554678.pdf


Report Date : Jul 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 51


Abstract : As globalization and technological change continue at ever increasing rates, the need for a strong technical base also increases for the Department of Defense (DoD). The core of this DoD technical base is the Defense Laboratory Enterprise, which provides a cadre of highly skilled scientists and engineers and the infrastructure required to remain at the forefront of technology development and awareness. Defense laboratories, operated by the, Army, Navy, and Air Force are recognized as Department assets and are a vital element of the interconnected academic and industrial base credited with keeping our military the most technologically advanced in the world. The Defense Laboratory Enterprise is comprised of organizations across 22 states employing over 38,000 scientists and engineers performing, overseeing and participating in over $30B of work per year. The enterprise provides world leading competencies across a broad research and development portfolio advancing basic sciences with horizon potential, developing militarily relevant technology which transitions to industry, providing quick response and prototyping capability for emerging threats and unmatched support and focus to warfighters in any contingency. In challenging times, a deep understanding of our complex and diverse Defense Laboratory Enterprise system and workforce is needed to ensure the Department can maintain this world class technical capability. This document provides an introduction to each laboratory, their core technical competencies and focus areas in order to provide the military community, senior leaders, and the American public with a better understanding of the potent capabilities resident therein.


Descriptors :   *DEFENSE SYSTEMS , *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , *LABORATORIES , ARMY , ELECTRONICS , ENGINEERING , ENGINEERS , GLOBAL , INDUSTRIES , INFRASTRUCTURE , LEADERSHIP , NAVY , ORGANIZATIONS , PERSONNEL , RESEARCH MANAGEMENT , SCHOOLS , SCIENTISTS , THREATS


Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE