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The Strategic Direction for Army Science and Technology

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This report summarizes an assessment of the Strategic Direction for Army Science and Technology ST, conducted by the Army Science Board ASB between October 2011 and July 2012. The study focuses on two principal motivating factors 1 ST mission effectiveness and 2 anticipated Department of Defense DOD budget reductions. To conduct the study, the team interviewed personnel at a large number of relevant Army organizations, including the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology ASAALT, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research and Technology DASART, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command TRADOC, RDECOM Headquarters, all of the subordinate organizations within RDECOM, the Program Executive Officers PEOs Program Managers PMs and Life Cycle Management Commands LCMCs. The purpose of these visits was to gather information on the Army ST strategy, on Army ST portfolio and funding allocations, on the Army approach for portfolio management and technology transition, and on Army organization, personnel and facilities for conducting ST. The study team also visited many equivalent organizations within the Navy and Air Force, as well as relevant Office of the Secretary of Defense OSD offices. The purpose of these visits was to understand how the Armys approach to ST aligns with OSD, and how it may differ from the other Services. These visits, along with reviews of prior studies and other pertinent sources of information, provided baseline data for the study assessment.

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  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

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