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Reflections of a technocrat : managing defense, air, and space programs during the Cold War

Author: John L McLucas; Kenneth J Alnwick; Lawrence R Benson
Publisher: Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. : Air University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In documenting his wide-ranging career in science and technology, Dr. McLucas offers new information and insights on the history of key private-sector and government agencies during the Cold War era--most prominently, the US Air Force. After naval service in World War II, he began a long affiliation with the Air Force as a civilian engineer and Air National Guard officer. He continued this affiliation as president  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McLucas, John L.
Reflections of a technocrat.
Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. : Air University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)74811567
Named Person: John L McLucas; John L McLucas
Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John L McLucas; Kenneth J Alnwick; Lawrence R Benson
ISBN: 9781429455572 1429455578
OCLC Number: 85480439
Notes: "August 2006."
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 367 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: From country boy to company president --
Career broadening in science and technology --
My Air Force years: people and politics --
Modernizing the force: new systems for future air supremacy --
What can now be told: the national reconnaissance and Air Force space programs --
Facing other issues-overseas and at home --
Managing civil aviation and commercial space programs --
Promoting space, science, and technology.
Other Titles: Managing defense, air, and space programs during the Cold War
Responsibility: John L. McLucas with Kenneth J. Alnwick and Lawrence R. Benson ; foreword by Melvin R. Laird.

Abstract:

In documenting his wide-ranging career in science and technology, Dr. McLucas offers new information and insights on the history of key private-sector and government agencies during the Cold War era--most prominently, the US Air Force. After naval service in World War II, he began a long affiliation with the Air Force as a civilian engineer and Air National Guard officer. He continued this affiliation as president of both a pioneering high-tech company and the Air Force-sponsored MITRE Corporation. He also worked in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and became NATO₂s top scientific officer. His contributions to the Air Force culminated with service as its undersecretary and secretary in the challenging and transforming period from 1969 through 1975, during which time he also directed the national Reconnaissance Office. Dr. McLucas₂s insider₂s account of those years divulges details about Pentagon politics, coping with the Vietnam War, developing new aircraft and other systems, and expanding equal opportunities for minorities and women. After next heading the Federal Aviation Administration, he became an executive in the Communications Satellite Corporation. Following retirement, he remained an active and influential proponent of science and technology, especially in space. The coauthors completed this book after Dr. McLucas₂s death in December 2002.

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