Accession Number:

ADA409862

Title:

Dual Use Study of Systems and Software Technologies: Defence and IST Analysis Report

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT TORONTO (CANADA)

Report Date:

2002-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

64.0

Abstract:

This report outlines an unbiased process to assess and prioritize information Technologies IT, which can be identified as areas of high priority for defense RD. The proposed process minimizes potential political and industrial biases and allows for the formation of a detailed list of Information Technologies, thus prioritizing and highlighting the IT areas that require attention and RD funding. The information Technologies ranking method process consists of a two-stage qualitative and quantitative analysis. This two-stage approach introduces strategic and system cost weighting factors to generate a ranked list of the areas of Information Technologies, which is derived from the defense procurement plans of the US and Canadian Forces. This ranking process allows also for the identification of the Dual Use Technologies i.e. Dual Use Study of Systems and Software Technologies DUST into five main areas, namely Software and System Engineering Information Management Visualization and Imaging Modelling and Simulation IT aspects in Communication In summary, the proposed study may be considered as a strategic model for considering review of Dual-Use Technologies and their associated RD cost across different market sectors and system applications. In particular, this study is designed to improve the co- ordination, planning and exploitation of dual-use Information Society Technologies IST, with a view to strengthening Canadian industrial competitiveness in defense as well as civil Information Communication Technologies ICT industry.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE