Accession Number:

ADA535497

Title:

International Science and Technology for the Army: Misplaced Focus?

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE ACQUISITION UNIV FT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

How leaders within the Department of Defense decide where to mine for international science and technology ST is more of a random process than accepted methodology. Considering the importance to the commercial world of optimally located international research and development RD centers, the military services current practice of abdicating the decisionmaking process to a subjective evaluation versus application of accepted criteria and current information that allows quantification of the criteria invites technological surprise on the battlefield. By evaluating each criterion, the optimal decision for locating international ST mining centers is possible. Finding the optimal technologies available for the nations warfighters ensures world-class technologies for U.S. military programs and saves defense funding of RD for developing existent ST solutions.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE