How the S&T Community Can Best Support the Technology Readiness Assessment (TRA) Process: Do's and Don'ts
INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA
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The Government Accountability Office found in 1999 that Program managers ability to reject immature technologies is hampered by 1 untradable requirements that force acceptance of technologies despite their immaturity and 2 reliance on tools that fail to alert the managers of the high risks that would prompt such a rejection. As a result the Department of Defense created the Technology Readiness Assessment TRA process, a systematic metrics-based process that assesses the maturity of Critical Technology Elements CTEs. This briefing looks at the process, its importance and its implementation.
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