Army Science Board Ad Hoc Subgroup Initiatives to Improve the Participation of Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority Institutions (HBCU/MIs) in Army Research, Development and Acquisition Activities to Strengthen their Infrastructure
ARMY SCIENCE BOARD WASHINGTON DC
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Pursuant to the language included in Executive Order 12677 and Public Laws 99-383 and 99-661 and to Secretary of Defense directive, the Army Science Board ASB was directed to review the Armys activities involving Historically Black Colleges and UniversitiesMinority Institutions HBCUMIs. An ASB Ad Hoc Subgroup AHSG was duly established the initial report was dated November 8, 1991. This final report fulfills all ASB responsibilities indicated in the Terms of Reference of the OASA RDA January 14, 1991 tasking letter. As a result of the AHSGs evaluations during the past year, questions were raised and conclusions drawn relative to current Army program efforts. It is concluded that the HBCUMIs are a valuable resource and represent an area of long-term importance to the Army, with the potential to provide a variety of Army needs it is emphasized, however, that potential benefits will be realized only through the creation of a true partnership between the Army and the HBCUMIs through the establishment of a centralized, consistently-funded, coherently managed program, and through infrastructure support for the HBCUMIS. In response to the recommendations of this report, the ASA RDA issued new policy guidance in March and April 1992 Appendix E. HBCUMIs Science and Engineering Mathematics Research Education.
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