Accession Number:

AD0901877

Title:

A Feasibility Study of Diversifying the Activities and Functions of a Defense Research and Development Laboratory.

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL UNDERWATER SYSTEMS CENTER NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-12-30

Pagination or Media Count:

86.0

Abstract:

A feasible plan for integrating Government non-defense programs into the research and development laboratories of the Department of Defense is studied and recommended. Points that are covered include 1 a study within a typical Defense Laboratory to determine the non-defense programs that the professional staff are interested in and capable of accomplishing 2 a survey of Defense Laboratories to determine the degree to which they have diversified and 3 a market survey. The first phase of the study reports the results of a survey conducted at the New London Laboratory of the Naval Underwater Systems Center, New London, Connecticut. This survey determined that the professional staff members are interested in participating in Government non-defense programs and that they have a number of proposals that could be applied to such programs. The second phase reports on a survey of similar defense organizations. The survey results indicate that there is no precedent at other Defense Laboratories that would provide guidance in developing a plan to diversify. The third phase of the research reports the results of a market survey, which establishes the fact that demand does exist for research and development capabilities in non-defense areas. The fourth chapter outlines the conclusions of the study and recommends a plan for the diversification of a typical Defense Laboratory. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE