Accession Number:

ADA429050

Title:

Science and Technology in Development Environments - Findings and Observations for the Missile Defense Agency from Commercial Industry and Defense Programs

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Mar 2002-Mar 2003

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

2003-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

122.0

Abstract:

The Missile Defense Agency MDA tasked IDA to study and assess management methods and organizational structures that have proved successful in the development of technologies with an emphasis on the roles of longer-term science and technology ST work and radical innovation in support of ongoing systems development To do so this report reviews and analyzes the experiences of several 1 public organizations that undertook large-scale systems developments and 2 large private companies that have been consistently technically innovative This provides the groundwork for consideration of specific management and organizational options for MDA.

Subject Categories:

  • Defense Systems
  • Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE