Accession Number:

ADA504332

Title:

How the S&T Community Can Best Support the Technology Readiness Assessment (TRA) Process: Do's and Don'ts

Descriptive Note:

Briefing charts

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

62.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE