Accession Number:

ADA050523

Title:

Independent Research and Development (IR and D): the Technical Evaluation Process

Descriptive Note:

Study project rept.

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT COLL FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

The goals of this study project were to become familiar with the mechanisms of the IRD technical evaluation process as it is intended to work to determine how the process works in practice and to identify areas of improvement. This report presents the results of an analysis and evaluation of the IRD technical evaluation process. DOD and military department documents and regulations were examined to determine implementation procedures. Interviews with government and industry IRD managers are summarized and evaluated. The value of IRD is presented along with discussion of documentation from public law, ASPR and DOD policy guidance which stipulates requirements for conducting IRD evaluations. Conclusions and recommendations are presented based upon an analysis of the information gained from documentation and interviews.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE