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Planning Of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Optics Programs
Author(s): Joe A. Jenney
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Paper Abstract

In this paper I will describe the way the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) plans technology programs. The procedures I will describe apply to other technology areas besides Optics and I won't be very specific about the Optics Programs except to define the scope of our efforts in Optics. The basic thing I want to do is provide some feeling for how we make decisions and why we do things that may appear strange from outside the Government. To do that I am going to talk about the planning of the DARPA Optics Programs. I use the word planning rather than management because, in the particular role I have, I spend much of my time involved with the planning function, whereas the management function is shared by several people in DARPA. The DARPA managers like myself do some management and the individual Division Chiefs and Program Managers do more. However, a great deal of the management is reflected down to the Service agents that do the day-to-day technical and fiscal management of the programs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 1979
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0188, Management of Optics Programs, (28 August 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.965594
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Joe A. Jenney, Strategic Technology Office (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0188:
Management of Optics Programs
William O. Davies, Editor(s)

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