Open Campus: Strategic Plan
ARMY RESEARCH LAB ADELPHI MD ADELPHI United States
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The U.S. Army of 2040 and beyond will operate in a rapidly changing environment of hitherto unparalleled complexity. U.S. Army leadership has long recognized the need to invest in science and technology S and T to empower the discovery and innovation necessary to win future battles. In response, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory ARL has implemented a new business model, the Open Campus OC, to pursue leading-edge basic and applied research in truly collaborative fashion by enabling the continuous flow of people and ideas between government, academia, and the private sector. This model creates a 21st Century research culture that is agile and effective and could serve as a model to transform the entire U.S. Defense Laboratory Enterprise into an agile, efficient, and effective laboratory system viewed as a critical element of national security. ARLs Open Campus was launched in 2014. The overall Open Campus goal is to expand ARLs S and T ecosystem by bringing together government laboratories, academic institutions, and the private sector to form a global collaborative network. Open Campus focuses on three major initiatives to create the S and T ecosystem necessary to meet future national security challenges1 Modern government workforce management and policies for the 21st Century, 2 Shared facilities between government, academia, and the private sector, and 3 A collaborative S and T ecosystem that encourages an entrepreneurialinnovative cultureenvironment. ARLs Open Campus will develop a diversified national hub-and-spoke infrastructure to more effectively partner across the national and international S and T ecosystem. ARLs OC leverages the expertise, capabilities, and facilities of ARL and its partners, all within the Armys overarching S and T Campaign Plan.
- Defense Systems
- Administration and Management