Report to the Congress: Information Technology Program
NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGY AND NATIONAL SECURITY POLICY
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In the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002, the Report of the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, stated that the Department of Defense can no longer depend on a dedicated defense industrial base, but will need to find ways to link advanced commercial technologies to improved military capabilities. Congress asked the Center for Technology and National Security Policy CTNSP to implement a program to find practical ways in which the defense information technology IT community can gain a mutual understanding of defense needs and industry capabilities and identify opportunities to integrate technology innovation in the U. S. military strategy. Subsequently, in the Report of the Committee on Armed Services for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006, the Committee requested that a report be provided that documents the results of the program and plans for future efforts with the submission of the fiscal year 2007 budget request to Congress. This report summarizes the major findings and recommendations that CTNSP has developed through its IT program. These results were developed over three years through a structured set of nearly 40 coordinated activities, including studies and analyses, surveys, interviews, workshops, conferences, and prototypes. To the extent feasible, the program leveraged selected activities at CTNSP and related efforts at other centers at NDU. CTNSP also has taken steps to involve the most creative members of government, industry, academia, and think tanks in these activities.
- Information Science
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics