Report of the ADPA Conference on the Army RDA LRP/Industry Interface Held at Fort Belvoir, Virginia on 2-3 June 1981.
AMERICAN DEFENSE PREPAREDNESS ASSOCIATION ARLINGTON VA
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This was the second conference held at Ft. Belvoir to discuss the interface between Army RDA, Long Range Planning and Industry. The first conference was held in June, 1980, as a result of Dr. Lassers visits to West Coast contractors to improve technology transfer between the Army and Industry in both directions. At the first conference a wide range of observations were made and a set of ten recommendations were given to the Army by the industry executive group. A need for a further, more detailed, dialogue on several gut issues was recommended. These issues formed the basis for the second conference. The overall objectives for the second conference were To receive an updated view of the Armys long range RDA needs Address in detail key issues such as protection of proprietary rights, industry participation in the Army long range planning process, achieving discipline to a long range plan and high leverage technology focus Make specific recommendations and proposed actions to the Army.
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