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Past revolutions, future transformations what can the history of revolutions in military affairs tell us about transforming the U.S. military? by Richard O Hundley ( )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Advances in technology can bring about dramatic changes in military operations, often termed "revolutions in military affairs" or RMAs. Such technology-driven changes in military operations are not merely a recent phenomenon: they have been occurring since the dawn of history, they will continue to occur in the future, and they will continue to bestow a military advantage on the first nation to develop and use them. Accordingly, it is important to the continued vitality and robustness of the U.S. defense posture for the DoD R&D community to be aware of technology developments that could revolutionize military operations in the future, and for the U.S. military services to be on the lookout for revolutionary ways in which to employ those technologies in warfare. This report examines the history of past RMAs, to see what can be learned from them regarding the challenge confronting the DoD today, when it has set out on a concerted effort to bring about a technology-driven transformation of the U.S. military to achieve the operational goals outlined in Joint Vision 2010. Among its many findings are three of particular note: RMAs are rarely brought about by dominant players (such as the U.S. military is today). For a dominant player to bring about an RMA requires a receptive organizational climate, fostering a continually refined vision of how war may change in the future and encouraging vigorous debate regarding the future of the organization; senior officers with traditional credentials willing to sponsor new ways of doing things and able to establish new promotion pathways for junior officers practicing a new way of war; mechanisms for experimentation, to discover, learn, test and demonstrate new ideas; and ways of responding positively to the results of successful experiments, in terms of doctrinal changes, acquisition programs, and force structure modifications. The DoD has some of these elements today, but is missing others. The report makes specific suggestions regarding ways of filling in the missing elements. Doing these things will facilitate DoD's force transformation activities and help ensure that the next RMA is brought about by the United States. and not some other nation
Innovative management in the DARPA high altitude endurance unmanned aerial vehicle program phase II experience by Jeffrey A Drezner ( )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The U.S. military's development of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) has been hampered by cost overruns, schedule slippage, and disappointing operational results. The High Altitude Endurance UAV (HAE UAV) joint program, initiated under the direction of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), incorporates several innovative elements in its acquisition strategy that depart radically from traditional acquisition approaches. The program's development phase for the Global Hawk and DarkStar air vehicles is analyzed in this research. The HAE UAV program has experienced problems that are typical of newly implemented methods, but it has produced significant benefits, and provides lessons that could improve a wide variety of future acquisition processes
The arsenal ship acquisition process experience contrasting and common impressions from the contractor teams and joint program office by Robert S Leonard ( )
4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Arsenal Ship acquisition program was unique in two respects: it represented a new operational concept for Navy weapon systems, and its management structure and process represented a significant departure from traditional military ship-building programs. The Arsenal Ship program was, in effect, an experiment; while the Navy envisioned an array of mission capabilities for the ship, it set the project budget as the single immovable requirement. In the end, political and financial constraints caused the program's cancellation. Nevertheless, its acquisition approach and technical innovations have already had--and will continue to have--significant influence on other Navy ship-building programs. The lessons learned from the Arsenal Ship program, applied to existing and planned systems, should more than recover the money spent on it
Finding and fixing vulnerabilities in information systems the vulnerability assessment & mitigation methodology by Philip S Antón ( )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Understanding an organization?s reliance on information systems and how to mitigate the vulnerabilities of these systems can be an intimidating challenge--especially when considering less well-known weaknesses or even unknown vulnerabilities that have not yet been exploited. The authors introduce the Vulnerability Assessment and Mitigation methodology, a six-step process that uses a top-down approach to protect against future threats and system failures while mitigating current and past threats and weaknesses
Sensitive skin by Vladimir Lumelsky ( )
7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency : technology transition ( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Moving DARPA technologies into the marketplace ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Report to Congress regarding the Terrorism Information Awareness Program in response to Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003, Pub. L. No. 108-7, Division M, [Subsection] 111(b) ( )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains access to the executive summary, detailed information, and accompanying letters submitted with the report to Congress. The report was submitted on May 20, 2003, by the Departments of Defense and Justice, and, the Central Intelligence Agency. Site also contains other links, including: DARPA home page, news releases, among others
The first Text REtrieval Conference (TREC-1) by Text REtrieval Conference ( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
National Conference on Setting an Intermodal Transportation Research Framework, Washington, D.C., March 4-5, 1996 by National Research Council (U.S.) ( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The conference on Setting an Intermodal Research Framework brought together a distinguished assembly of public officials, academicians, commercial leaders, and military specialists. During the conference, each of these groups of professionals found noteworthy synergies in their intermodal interests. Papers contained in these proceedings reflect those synergies. The conference was another step toward a strengthened intermodal partnership
Combat in hell : a consideration of constrained urban warfare by Russell W Glenn ( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Armed forces are ever more likely to fight in cities as the world becomes increasingly urbanized. Accordingly, public and moral concerns about the costs of war borne by noncombatants increase as well. This report is a study of urban warfare and its challenges for U.S. armed forces constrained by having to minimize noncombatant casualties and collateral damage. America's armed forces are likely to have to confront the hell of urban combat. They have the potential to do so successfully. However, this environment's challenging character is unalterable; it will consume any force that fights unprepared. This study, based on an in-depth literature search and scores of interviews, has three primary objectives: (1) Describe the conditions confronting a ground force fighting under the constraints of minimizing noncombatant casualties and collateral damage, along with the difficulties of fighting under such conditions in urban areas; (2) Identify U.S. armed forces' current capabilities and ongoing efforts to enhance them; and (3) Determine current shortfalls and present potential remedies for identified vulnerabilities. Consideration of such solutions will include analysis of feasible changes in doctrine, training, and technologies that would give regular U.S. forces the capability to successfully perform constrained urban operations
Test structure implementation document DC parametric test structures and test methods for monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) by C. E Schuster ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sound propagation in the sea by Robert J Urick ( Book )
2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ceramic bearing technology proceedings of the NIST/DARPA Workshop on Ceramic Bearing Technology, April 17-18, 1991, Gaithersburg, Maryland by NIST/DARPA Workshop on Ceramic Bearing Technology ( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Review of progress in quantitative nondestructive evaluation by Symposium on Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation ( )
in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
International terrorism : a chronology, 1968-1974 : a report prepared for Department of State and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency by Brian Michael Jenkins ( Book )
6 editions published between 1974 and 1979 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A chronology of incidents of international terrorism that took place between 1968 and 1974. Most of the material is based on press reports, although other sources were used. Only incidents that had clear international repercussions were included--incidents in which terrorists went abroad to strike their targets, selected victims or targets that had connections with a foreign state (e.g., diplomats, executives, or the offices of foreign corporations), or created international incidents by attacking airline passengers, personnel, and equipment. Incidents in which groups such as the Irish Republican Army or the Tupamaros of Uruguay directed activities against their own government or citizens in their own territory were excluded, but the international activities of such groups--an IRA bombing in London, for example, or the kidnapping of a foreign diplomat in Uruguay--were included. The thousands of reported acts of terrorism in Indochina and the numerous cross-border raids by Arab guerrillas and Israeli commandos were excluded, except for the major episodes
An exploration of cyberspace security R&D investment strategies for DARPA : "the day after-- in cyberspace II" by Robert H Anderson ( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In recent years, a RAND-developed "The Day After..." exercise methodology has been used to explore strategic planning options, both for nuclear proliferation and counter-proliferation, and for questions involving "security in cyberspace" and "information warfare" (IW). On March 23, 1996, a "The Day Cyberspace" exercise with approximately 60 participants was conducted at RAND's Washington D.C. offices, under the sponsorship of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The purpose was to generate suggestions and options regarding research and development initiatives to enhance the security of the U.S. information infrastructure. The scenario in the exercise involved a Mideast crisis situation, with Iran as an aggressor. Exercise participants discussed both short-term technical fixes to counter IW attacks that were hypothesized to occur in the year 2000 and longer-term research strategies that could be initiated now to avoid significant vulnerabilities in the future
Evaluating expert system tools : a framework and methodology by Jeff Rothenberg ( Book )
3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This report summarizes the results of study undertaken to develop criteria for evaluating and selecting tools used to build expert systems. The authors used an evaluation framework composed of five elements: (1) application characteristics, which describe the problem and the project to be undertaken; (2) tool capabilities, the capabilities that the tools support; (3) metrics, the quantitative and qualitative measures of merit for expert system tools; (4) assessment techniques, specific ways of applying metrics to tools; and (5) contexts, which describe the ways in which the evaluation criteria depend on the development phases targeted by a project. Many of the study's conclusions relate to software engineering aspects of the expert system endeavor. Robustness, reliability, portability, integrability, database access, concurrent access, performance, and user interface all appear to be increasingly important requirements for tools, as well as eventual requirements for the expert systems that will be produced with those tools. In addition, the expert system paradigm seems to have had a significant and beneficial effect on software engineering itself
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