Preliminary Analysis of R and D Planning
Draft in lieu of final rept. 1 Sep-31 Dec 1971
RESEARCH ANALYSIS CORP MCLEAN VA
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This report examines the purpose and nature of Army R and D planning as a part of the overall Army development process. It describes in broad terms the existing planningdecision making system for R and D including both its formal and informal structure. It then goes on to highlight some of the major deficiencies in that system and to recommend a number of feasible improvements. Probably the most significant contribution of this report lies in the concise basis it establishes for relating, i.e., cross-walking, among budget entities, R and D objectives, and technologies. These and other essential elements of information are contained in the documents being produced at the various hierarchical levels in the Army R and D community, but these elements are not now relatable in a concise and structured manner. This report also establishes a basis for priority determination and for answering certain planning and what if questions such as how should the tech base be sized and balanced, what are the impacts of a budget reduction in the RDTE ceiling, etc.
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