Accession Number:

ADA339638

Title:

DoD-Sponsored FFRDCs: Critical to National Security,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (ACQUISITION AND TECHNOLOGY) WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-10-02

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

FFRDCs are a very critical national asset. First, they maintain long-term strategic relationships with their DoD sponsor - here at Hanscom, its the Air Force. MITRE retains important strategic relationships with elements of the Intelligence Community and the FAA. Second, they perform the research, development and analytic tasks that are integral to the mission and operations of their DoD sponsor. Third, they maintain core competencies in areas important to their sponsors and employ this expertise to perform high quality, objective work that cannot be carried out as effectively by other private or public organizations. And fourth, they operate in the public interest, free from real or perceived conflicts of interest. These are really the four key underlying reasons why FFRDCs are indispensable to national security.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE