Accession Number:

ADA592711

Title:

Leveraging University Creativity

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

Today, more than 200 universities are conducting RD efforts across a broad range of sciences in support of the Department of Defense DoD. Intricate parts of this research partnership are the University Affiliated Research Centers UARC, which represent one model of DoD collaboration with higher education. It is from this RD perspective that this paper hopes to provide insight into how the U.S. Army is leveraging one particular UARC, the University of Southern Californias Institute for Creative Technologies ICT. ICT is a strategic resource that conducts basic, applied, and advanced research in virtual human technologies with a training-centric focus. The paper examines the Armys funding of the ICT and its return on investment. Research analyses suggest that UARC investment is a relatively untapped resource and that the Army should review additional considerations for investment and mentorship. UARCs can provide research stability amongst budgetary uncertainty and provide acquisition agility. The analysis also uncovers potential issues that may influence the Armys capability for future innovation and discovery. The key question addressed is as follows What are the benefits of the Armys investment in the ICT, and how can the Army maximize the effectiveness of this resource

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Cybernetics
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE