A System for Soliciting and Processing New Ideas/Concepts/Technologies.
ARMY SCIENCE BOARD WASHINGTON DC
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Pursuant to formal and informal guidance provided by the Honorable Stephen K. Conver the Assistant Secretary of the Army RDA ASARDA in his letter and informal note dated June 22, 1992, the Army Science Board was directed to review the system the Army has in place to recognize and support good ideas that come to the Army from unsolicited proposals or other procurement vehicles. An ASB ad hoc subgroup was duly established the initial report was dated April 1993. This final report fulfills all ASB responsibilities indicated in the Terms of Reference and informal handwritten notes of the ASA RDA dated January 23, 1992. As a result of the ASB study, four main areas were investigated 1 systemprogram for soliciting and processing innovations new ideasconceptstechnologies, 2 procurement vehicles for processing these innovations, 3 private sector support towards participatingsubmitting innovations to the Department of the Army, and 4 in-house support towards participating and the new innovations program. As a result of the study, findings and recommendations were identified in each of the four areas. In response to the recommendations, the ASARDA has reorganized programs and has issued new policy guidance for the Army Small Business Innovative Research SBIR and ACT programs.
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