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United States Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering

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Works: 95 works in 151 publications in 1 language and 2,550 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Directories  Conference proceedings  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Bibliography 
Classifications: UC263, 153.12
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The long-term retention of knowledge and skills : a cognitive and instructional perspective by Marshall J Farr( Book )
4 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 315 libraries worldwide
This report reviews factors that influence how well knowledge and skills are retained over relatively long periods of nonuse. A cognitively oriented interpretation is applied to prior findings and beliefs about the nature of long-term retention. The report identifies instructional strategies (conditions of learning) which promote long-term retention and do not have an adverse impact on learning
The Militarily critical technologies list ( serial )
in English and held by 284 libraries worldwide
United States versus Soviet synthetic fuels technology assessment by Eddie J French( Book )
4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 168 libraries worldwide
The Shock and vibration bulletin ( serial )
in English and held by 165 libraries worldwide
The militarily critical technologies list by United States( Book )
7 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
An international survey of shock and vibration technology by Shock and Vibration Information Center( Book )
4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
This report is a very broad survey of a technology from an international viewpoint. There was no attempt to cover any subject within the technology in great depth. This would be impractical in a report of this scope, since each subject area in the shock and vibration field could well be the topic for a treatise all its own. The many references cited were for the purpose of indicating trends, and, perhaps, to offer some direction to those interested in specific areas covered in this report
DOD directory of contract administration services components ( serial )
in English and held by 108 libraries worldwide
Multinational development of large aircraft : the European experience by Mark A Lorell( Book )
3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
Since the mid-1970s the United States has advocated U.S.-European weapons procurement cooperation to promote increased NATO equipment rationalization, standardization, and interoperability (RSI). A comprehensive strategy including the collaborative development or codevelopment of weapon systems has been devised to facilitate transatlantic weapons procurement cooperation. This report examines three major European large aircraft codevelopment programs conducted between 1958 and 1974 to determine whether these programs achieved the benefits within Europe that U.S. advocates had hoped for. It also explores the European motivations and objectives for codevelopment; the effects of codevelopment on the rational management of transnational R&D funds and resources; the codevelopment program schedule, cost, and performance outcomes; and the prospects and desirability of U.S. participation in a future European large aircraft codevelopment program. Conclusions suggest that the transatlantic collaborative development of large aircraft would not be an effective strategy for augmenting NATO military capabilities and reducing overall NATO defense costs through increased equipment RSI
An analysis of weapon system acquisition intervals, past and present by Giles K Smith( Book )
4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
Critics of weapon system acquisition frequently claim that management process changes during the 1960s and 1970s caused the acquisition cycle to lengthen. A review of three classes of aerospace systems--aircraft, missiles, and helicopters--shows that over the past 30 years the time from the beginning of full scale development to delivery of the first operational item has changed only slightly, but average production rates have fallen by half. The planning phase corresponding to today's Phase I (from Milestone I to Milestone II) has nearly doubled, and the introduction of Phase Zero may have added still more time, but evidence on Phase Zero effects is still tenuous. Opportunities for shortening the acquisition cycle time appear to lie mainly in flexible application of the regulations governing approval of the Mission Element Need Statement (MENS), and in some cases the Services should be allowed to proceed simultaneously with Phase Zero, and even Phase I, studies while the MENS is being reviewed
Acquisition policy effectiveness : Department of Defense experience in the 1970s by Edmund Dews( Book )
3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
Surveys acquisition of 32 major weapon systems that entered full scale development during the 1970s. Changes occurred in both acquisition practice and program outcomes in response to policy initiatives introduced at the beginning of the decade. The amount of test information available at major decision points (DSARC milestones) increased substantially; the program manager's position was strengthened through better training, longer tenure, and better promotion prospects; and competition has increased, especially in the early phases of development. A typical program experienced cost growth of roughly 20 percent, slipped its schedule by just over 10 percent, and generally met its performance goals. Programs surveyed here equalled or surpassed a similar set of 1960s programs in schedule and performance goals and came closer to cost goals. Several promising ways are recommended for strengthening the present acquisition process and improving the quality of information that managers need to track and control ongoing programs
Factors affecting the use of competition in weapon system acquisition by Rand Corporation( Book )
3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
Examines methods for improving the effectiveness of competition in the acquisition of major weapon systems. Use of competition at the concept design stage is known to be inexpensive relative to benefits. However, competition is rare during procurement when the expense is immediate and any savings are delayed. Existing analysis provides no means for evaluating competitive reprocurement. Savings on competitively reprocured electronic items have been substantial but the factors explaining this are unknown. The best point in production at which to introduce a second source cannot now be determined. Also unclear is whether competitive reprocurement pays off for complex systems. Because price-competitive reprocurement strategies are one of the simplest and most quantifiable uses of competition, this study recommends improved data collection on current competitive acquisition, and further theoretical study of the function of competition in such acquisition
Register of planned emergency producers by United States( serial )
in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
The FY ... Department of Defense program for research, development, and acquisition by United States( serial )
in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Small and disadvantaged business utilization specialists : designed to assist small, minority and labor surplus area businessmen by United States( Book )
3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
Transition from development to production : solving the risk equation : draft ( Book )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
Test and evaluation of system reliability, availability, maintainability : a primer by John C Conlon( Book )
2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Defense standardization and specification program, policies, procedures, and instructions by United States( serial )
in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
Fact sheet DOD particle beam (PB) technology program ( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Fact sheet DOD high energy laser program ( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
 
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controlled identity United States. Defense Research and Engineering

controlled identity United States. Department of Defense

controlled identity United States. Office of the Director of Defense Research and Engineering

United States. Defense for Research and Engineering, Office of the Under Secretary of
United States. Department of Defense. Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
United States. Dept. of Defense. Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
United States. Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Research and Engineering)
United States. Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, Office of the
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