Defense Science and Technology Success Stories
OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR (DEFENSE RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING) WASHINGTON DC
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The Department of Defense DoD Science Technology ST Program seeks to ensure that United States warfighters have superior and affordable technology to support their missions. To meet this end, DoD implemented Defense Reliance to foster and facilitate collaboration between the Defense Services and Agencies. The overall goal of Reliance has been to provide a forum for Defense ST Executives to coordinate their individual strategies into one overall Defense ST Strategy. This process allows the Defense ST Executives to invest, divest, or collaborate in research, based on the priorities of the other Components, in order to provide the most complete, cost-effective solutions for the warfighter. Technological superiority has been and continues to be a cornerstone of our national military strategy. The Defense ST Strategy enables the development and transition of capabilities across the full spectrum of challenges inherent in an uncertain future. Several areas play a particularly pivotal role in executing the QDR strategy, and the Department has accepted some risk in countering traditional challenges, while shifting emphasis on enhancing capabilities to combat irregular, catastrophic, and disruptive threats. Providing the warfighter with the tools needed to accomplish the mission is the number one priority of Defense ST. Continued technology development is fundamental to enabling the warfighter to dominate in the face of a continuously changing world and environment. The DoD ST successes of today will continue to strengthen the capabilities for the warfighters of tomorrow. This document, the 2007 Defense Science and Technology Success Stories, demonstrates how the Defense Services and Agencies have continued to achieve many goals, such as increasing the efficiency and capability of existing technologies, developing systems that do more with less, and developing stronger and affordable methods of achieving mission success.
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