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Page 272 - Smith has served as a consultant and advisor to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, and the Armed Services Committees of the US Senate and the US House of Representatives.
Page 298 - The Air Force proposes to make maximum use of the established field organizations of the Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Yards and Docks as design and construction agencies for this program, but a waiver of DOD Directive 4270.5 is required to permit the Air Force...
Page 261 - The nature of the task for this new agency requires that overall technical direction be in the hands of an unusually competent group of scientists and engineers, capable of making systems analyses, supervising the research phases, and completely controlling the experimental and hardware phases of the program, the present ones as well us the subsequent ones that will have to be initiated.
Page 375 - States — initial report on review of administrative management of the ballistic missile program of the Department of the Air Force by the Comptroller General of the United States, May 1900.
Page 307 - ... economically practicable. In September 1955, the President approved a decision to develop a 1,500 mile ballistic missile system with a nuclear warhead. Both land and sea basing were to be considered. In November 1955, the Secretary of Defense directed the Army and Navy to proceed on an IRBM program with the dual objective of achieving an early shipboard capability and also providing a land based alternate to the Air Force IRBM program. Top priority was assigned, and a specialized management structure...
Page 373 - Nick A. Komons, Science and the Air Force: A History of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (Arlington, Va.: Office of Aerospace Research, 1966), p.
Page 241 - Special Assistant for Research and Development to the Secretary of the Air Force in Washington, DC Mr.
Page 351 - Michael H. Armacost, The Politics of Weapons Innovation: The Thor-Jupiter Controversy. New York: Columbia University Press, 1969; Edmund Beard, Developing the ICBM: A Study in Bureaucratic Politics.
Page 69 - Table 12. Assumed Soviet ICBM Performance in Two-on-One Attacks against US Silos of 2,000-Psi Hardnessa. Assumes Soviets allocate two warheads per US silo. US silo hardness of 2.000 pounds per square inch (psi) is from CBO. Modernizing, p. 84. b. Circular error probable (CEP) is the radius of a circle within which the warhead has a 50 percent probability of landing.