Accession Number:

ADA101600

Title:

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Fiscal Year 1979 Research & Development Program

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY ARLINGTON VA

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Report Date:

1978-03-09

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

In order to capitalize on some of DARPAs basic technology advances we must now design, construct and evaluate meaningful, full scale experimental systems. We cannot truly advance many of these technologies by continuing component research subsystem experiments. This means higher costs and you see that reflected in the increases we are requesting for the FY 1979 DARPA program. These increases, over the previous years request, are predominately in the exploratory development program element entitled Experimental Evaluation of Major Innovative Technologies. We have prioritized our overall program to shift resources where possible to make up some of the needs. However, we believe we have gone as far as we can and should go without completely giving up many longer term new ideas which should be carried out. The Secretary of Defense and Under Secretary for Research and Engineering are fully supportive of the DARPA programs and particularly those initiatives aimed at making a meaningful assessment of new innovative high riskhigh payoff technology before major developmental commitments are considered.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE