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National Defense Annual Report 1995.

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Annual rept.

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The National Defense Research Institute NDRI is a federally funded research and development center FFRDC that supports the Office of the Secretary of Defense OSD, the Joint Staff, and the defense agencies. NDRIs mission is to help policymakers confront national security decisions that require disciplined analysis. It does so by bringing science, analytical rigor, and an understanding of world and national affairs to the study and choice of policy. NDRI conducts policy research through three centers, each of which serves and is guided by a family of sponsors. The research emphases in each center correspond closely with the responsibilities of three of the undersecretaries in OSD-Policy, Acquisition and Technology, and Personnel and Readiness-who are principal sponsors of NDRI research. The International Security and Defense Policy Center seeks to understand how the security environment is changing how those changes affect U.S. interests, and what strategies would be appropriate for protecting those interests and shaping the environment. The Acquisition and Technology Policy Center searches for opportunities presented by the technological revolution and explores ways to develop and acquire effective military systems in an era of resource constraints. The Forces and Resources Policy Center concentrates on issues affecting the people who make up U.S. forces, on the forces needed to carry out U.S. military strategies, and on the optimum use of resources. It analyzes policy options with an eye toward assuring high quality military personnel. In addition, NDRI carries out research that transcends the boundaries of its research centers and the specific interests of individual sponsors. Such crosscutting research addresses some of the most critical and challenging issues facing top Defense Department officials and their staffs.

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  • Administration and Management
  • Information Science
  • Defense Systems

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