Accession Number : AD0477017

Title :   POLICIES FOR MILITARY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Glennan,Thomas K. ,Jr.

Report Date : NOV 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : The military research and development program must provide the United States with the capability to produce weapons which are needed or may be needed to support the needs of National Security. At any point in time, the total R+D program encompasses efforts to improve existing forces, develop specific new equipment, and explore technologies which may be useful to future forces. More specifically, the objectives of the program can be viewed as: To carry on the development of weapon systems required to meet the current military needs of our armed forces; To expand the technological alternatives available to meet future needs of national security; To provide (along with non-military research) a basis for understanding the implications of technological activities of our enemies; and To provide technological inputs to the planning process of the military services. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MILITARY RESEARCH, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT), (*RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, NATIONAL DEFENSE), RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, PLANNING, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, NATURAL RESOURCES, DISTRIBUTION, WEAPON SYSTEMS, ENGINEERING, MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, MILITARY BUDGETS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, SOCIAL SCIENCES

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE