Scientific and Technical Information Needs of Users or Potential users of the DSA-Administered, DoD Information Analysis Centers.
DEFENSE SUPPLY AGENCY ALEXANDRIA VA
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Two separate but related survey efforts were conducted. The first effort was aimed at determining the level of satisfaction of DOD Research and Development activities with the DSA-administered DoD information Analysis Centers IACs. The second survey effort attempted to identify specific, job-related scientific and technical information needs of Defense scientists and engineers which could be incorporated into the DSA-administered DoD IACS Five-Year plan as a set of long-range, technical objectives for the IACs to achieve. Principal findings from this effort included the following 1 Three of every four Defense scientists and engineers experience problems in locating, obtaining, and using scientific and technical information 2 The most important products or services that can be produced or offered by the IACs are handbooks and databooks 3 DoD scientists and engineers engaged in R and D activities expressed a need for scientific and technical information in over thirty-five different areas including various lasers and masers, optical materials and properties, electron beam welding, eddy current techniques to measure residual stress in steel, etc.
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