Accession Number : ADA180936

Title :   Technology Transfer - The Weak Link in US Defense.

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Di Scala,Michael L.

Report Date : APR 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : Technology transfer is an issue of vital concern to the US defense. The Soviet Union utilizes several legal and illegal methods to obtain Western technology. Their successful efforts in the past two decades resulted in the introduction or improvement of many Soviet weapon systems. This report examines technological parity in the areas of computers and microelectronics. Although Soviet parity with the US has not been achieved in these areas, the gap has been narrowed. Several examples are presented; recommendations to improve the technology transfer process are offered. (Author)

Descriptors :   *TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, *NATIONAL SECURITY, COMPUTERS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, MICROELECTRONICS, PARITY, THESES, USSR, WEAPON SYSTEMS, FOREIGN POLICY, WESTERN SECURITY(INTERNATIONAL), LEGISLATION, EXPORTS

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Information Science
      Defense Systems
      Fluidics and Fluerics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE