Accession Number:

ADA207393

Title:

The Department of Defense Report on The University Role in Defense Research and Development

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

Universities are central to the research base that enhances our military and economic competitiveness. They contribute to this national effort both as research performers and as educators of future scientists and engineers. The Department of defense affirmed the importance of academic research and development by sustaining real growth in funding during the last decade. Between 1976 and 1986, funding for technology base and basic research efforts at academic institutions doubled in real terms and university participation increased relative to the total program. Projected trends for RDTE,advanced technology development, technology base, and basic research funding are the best indicators of future trends in support for academic institutions. The Presidents request for FY 88-89 includes 12 net real growth over the two-year period for the overall RDTE program, 68 for SDI and 30 for other advanced technology development within the Services and Defense Agencies, 5 for the technology base, and 3 for basic research. This request represents an allocation of available resources among near-term force modernization needs, longer-term research needs, and technology transition requirements.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE