Technical Joint Cross Service Group. Analyses and Recommendations. Volume 12
DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF DEFENSE RESEARCH ANDENGINEERING WASHINGTON DC
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As part of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure BRAC process, the Secretary of Defense chartered the Technical Joint Cross Service Group TJCSG to evaluate and make specific recommendations to close or realign Department of Defense DoD technical facilities. Technical facilities under the purview of the TJCSG include all DoD assets that perform a research R function a development and acquisition DA function or a test and evaluation TE function, a set of functions that is commonly referred to as RDATE. To guide its analysis and recommendation development, the TJCSG established two principles and an overarching strategic framework. The two principles were Provide efficiency of operations by consolidating technical facilities to enhance synergy and reduce excess capacity, and, Maintain competition of ideas by retaining at least two geographically separated sites, each of which would have similar combination of technologies and functions. This will also provide continuity of operations in the event of unexpected disruption. Consistent with these two principles, the TJCSG used a strategic framework to establish multifunctional and multidisciplinary technical RDATE Centers of Excellence which should provide the scientific and technical advances that should enable the Department to develop capabilities and weapons that are technologically superior to those of potential adversaries into the future. The multifunctional and multidisciplinary nature of the Centers of Excellence should allow more rapid transition of technology and enhance integration of multiple technologies. The Centers of Excellence will be complemented by the Departments existing technical facilities that have a disciplinary focus.
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