Accession Number : ADA412995


Title :   Science and Technology and the Air Force Vision: Achieving a More Effective S&T Program


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan-Nov 2000


Corporate Author : SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD (AIR FORCE) WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Ballhaus, William F ; Muellner, George K ; O'Neill, Malcolm R ; Pensa, Antonio F ; Gawron, Valerie J


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA412995


Report Date : May 2001


Pagination or Media Count : 86


Abstract : There are considerable on-going efforts within the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to improve the science and technology (S&T) program. Each year the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) conducts independent quality reviews within the labs. The reviews assess the quality and long-term relevance of the Air Force S&T program. Quality here is broadly defined to include science, people, strategy, resources, focus, facilities, and results. These reviews clearly indicate that the quality of the S&T program is improving and most of the projects are well focused on future Air Force capabilities. However, based on extensive benchmarking, it is also apparent that a more effective S&T program can be achieved. This Study offers recommendations that apply both internally and externally to AFRL. The members of this Study team strongly urge that these recommendations be adopted.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE PLANNING , *AIR FORCE RESEARCH , ACCOUNTABILITY , AIR FORCE FACILITIES , COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT , LABORATORIES , PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING , QUALITY , SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH , TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE