Accession Number : ADA315326

Title :   Department of the Navy Science and Technology Requirements Guidance.

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA315326

Report Date : 16 JUL 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 163

Abstract : The Navy Science and Technology Requirements (STRG) process was significantly restructured for 1996. Requirements review and development were accomplished within a single Round Table structured on Functional Areas (e.g., Air Warfare, Logistics, etc.) instead of Joint Mission Areas. This change both eliminated the fiscal and program confusion created by overlapping mission needs, and allowed the development of an investment perspective within functional and technology domains. Requirements priorities were established for the functional areas and for broad tiers of requirements within each functional area. These priorities are guides to Office of Naval Research (ONR) for developing the science and technology investment strategy. Priorities for future funding decisions will be made on the basis of the existing investment strategy, leveraged investments of other services and agencies, and the state-of-the-art in available science and technology capabilities. Overarching concerns of the Round Table discussions were the issues of 'enabling' technologies, affordability and human performance issues -- all aimed at extracting maximum advantage from new weapons and platform technologies and reducing the confusion created by the ever increasing data assimilation pressures placed on operators. Among the twelve functional areas, those ranked highest are Command, Control, Communications and Computers; Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance; and Logistics, which are the enabling technologies that provide the situational awareness and distributed support needed for future operations as envisioned in Vision 2020 and Sea Dragon.

Descriptors :   *COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS, *MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, *NAVAL RESEARCH, *GUIDANCE, *TECHNOLOGY FORECASTING, MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, LAND WARFARE, STRATEGY, INVESTMENTS, MANPOWER UTILIZATION, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), COMPUTERS, UNDERSEA WARFARE, AERIAL WARFARE, MISSIONS, NAVAL OPERATIONS, NAVAL WARFARE, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, NAVAL BUDGETS, NAVAL LOGISTICS, MEDICAL SERVICES, ASSIMILATION, SURVEILLANCE, RECONNAISSANCE, NAVAL TRAINING, AWARENESS, INFORMATION SCIENCES, MINE WARFARE, SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE