Best Practices: Elements Critical to Successfully Reducing Unneeded Rdtande Infrastructure
Reviews a number of issues related to the federal government's research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) infrastructure. This report (1) examines the condition of existing infrastructure, (2) analyzes the approaches used by organizations outside of the federal government to realign RDT&E infrastructure, and (3) compares those approaches to federal agency efforts. This approach, if implemented fully by federal agencies, could help focus agencies' efforts in research and development, reduce unneeded infrastructure governmentwide, and free up resources necessary for scientific programs and related equipment. Charts and tables.
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Page 4 - NASA, in conjunction with the Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Office of Management and Budget, has established criteria to support decisions in 1996 and 2000.
Page 87 - In basic research the objective of the sponsoring agency is to gain fuller knowledge or understanding of the fundamental aspects of phenomena and of observable facts without specific applications toward processes or products in mind.
Page 20 - R&D expenditure is allocated to three agencies — the Department of Defense (DOD), the Department of Energy (DOE), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Page 56 - to provide the technical expertise to enable the Services to be smart buyers and users of ''"Tlti ' recommendations addressed defense management structural problems in the areas of national security planning and budgeting, military organization and command, acquisition organization and procedures, and government-industry accountability.
Page 1 - President. Its purpose is to advise the President upon any subject, relating to the duties of the respective offices, on which he requests information (pursuant to Article II, section 2, of the Constitution). The Cabinet is composed of the heads of the 14 executive departments — the Secretaries of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Labor, State, Transportation, Treasury, and Veterans Affairs, and the Attorney General.
Page 87 - In applied research the objective of the sponsoring agency is to gain knowledge or understanding necessary for determining the means by which a recognized and specific need may be met.
Page 3 - RDT&E infrastructure. During this work, we identified five critical elements that led to the successful downsizing of unneeded laboratory infrastructure at the Boeing Company's Information, Space, & Defense Systems Group and the Defence Research Agency within the British Ministry of Defence. These elements were: (1) a "crisis...
Page 2 - Mr. Louis J. Rodrigues Director, Defense Acquisitions Issues National Security and International * Affairs Division US General Accounting Office Washington, DC 20548 Dear Mr. Rodrigues: This is the Department of Defense (DoD) response to the General Accounting Office (GAO) draft report, "JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER ACQUISITION: Development Schedule Should be Changed to Allow Risks to be Reduced...