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Program Planning, Budgeting, And Monitoring In The Office Of The Secretary Of Defense
Author(s): Robert C. Yost
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This discussion represents a personal perspective of the management procedures within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSDRE). As is well known, research and development spans a wide range: exploratory development through production and deployment. The portion of the activities that I have been involved with in OUSDRE deals with the application of technology to weapons systems. The viewpoint presented here, therefore, is not associated with exploratory development, but rather with engineering development. My concern has been government procedures in budgeting and monitoring, with emphasis on what it is that OUSDRE looks for from other government agencies and from industry in planning and conducting research and development activities. My focus is on those management features which I think the industrial community will find interesting and can utilize to help OUSDRE.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 1979
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0188, Management of Optics Programs, (28 August 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.965593
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Robert C. Yost, Gerneral Research Corporation (United States)

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

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