Department of Defense Laboratories: Finding a Future in Technology Transfer
Research rept. Aug 1992-Apr 1993
INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC
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The Clinton Administration expects great things from the DoD laboratories participation in technology transfer. Following an overview of the laboratories, their funding, acquisition role and legislative history, the paper details implementation policy. Based on review of directives and interviews with DoD and individual service coordinators, DoD guidance is minimal and service implementation varies. Comparisons of progress are difficult with no agreed standard for measurement or management. The marketing of technology transfer, President Clintons goals, a relevant Japanese technology transfer case study, partnerships with educational institutions and the issue of reconstitution are discussed. Recommendations are given to address major implementation problems. The case is made for an overall increase in DoD leadership in the entire spectrum of technology transfer.
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