Accession Number:

ADA234900

Title:

The Department of Defense Critical Technologies Plan for the Committees on Armed Services United States Congress

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

376.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the Department of Defense Critical Technologies Plan is to describe 21 technologies considered essential for maintaining the qualitative superiority of U.S weapon systems and to outline an investment strategy to manage and promote the development of these technologies. The Defense Critical Technologies are the leading edge of the DoD Science and Technology program. While all ST efforts are fundamental to achieving continued improvement in military capabilities, the Defense Critical Technologies represent those technologies that are likely to set the pace of innovation in the development of advanced weapon capabilities and the evolutionary modernization of todays systems. This third annual plan is more comprehensive than earlier editions. A new section has been added to document funding levels for individual Defense Critical Technologies for the relevant ST Program Elements moreover, the individual detailed technology plans provide greater detail on specific milestones and technology objectives, as well as a more comprehensive discussion of related private sector and non-DoD government programs. The plans also include assessments of international technology developments and trends.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE