OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF DEFENSE RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING WASHINGTON DC
The prime functions is to ensure coordination of technology programs of the Services and the Defense Agencies. Every scientist, engineer and RD manager has, as part of his normal duties, the responsibility for assuring that his work is in harmony with other work in his field or technical interest area. The data bands, documentation centers, analysis centers, professional societies and literature are tools to assist individuals and organizations in accomplishing this important task. Within DDRE, special procedures are undertaken to enhance technology coordination. The second important subject addressed in the summer study was improving the transition of technology from the laboratory to new or existing weapon systems.