Report of the Task Force for Improved Coordination of the DoD Science and Technology Program. Volume 2. Reports of the Working Groups. Working Group A: Strategic Planning. Working Group B: Program Coordination. Working Group C: Advocacy
Final rept. Jan-Jul 1988
INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA
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In November 1987 the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Research and Advanced Technology, instructed the Institute for Defense Analyses IDA to assemble a Task Force, drawn largely from the community that carries out the Department of Defenses Science and Technology ST program. This Task Force was chartered to develop a strategy and an implementation plan for improving the coordination of resources and responsibilities among the DoD laboratories with an emphasis on strategic planning. The Task Force was formed and held an intensive series of meetings from January to July 1988, culminating in this report. Over 50 people were involved in the Task Force and its working groups, representing a cross section of senior personnel from all the DoD components responsible for science and technology, as well as representatives from the private sector. Volume 1 of the report details the findings of the Task Force and its recommendations to the Director of Defense Research and Engineering. These recommendations are presented in terms of a strategy and a plan for improving the overall coordination, responsiveness, and efficiency of the Science and Technology program. Volume 2 of the report contains the reports of the Task Forces three working groups.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics