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The Roles and Authorities of the Director of Defense Research and Engineering. : Defense Science Board , October , 2005

October 2005

Defense Science Board

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From the executive summary: “This Task Force was charged with examining future roles and authorities of the Director of Defense Research and Engineering (DDR&E). We considered these roles and authorities in the context of how technology contributes to meeting national security and defense objectives. An unsurpassed ability to understand and exploit the military implications of technology has long been a cornerstone of U.S. defense strategy. The success of the Department of Defense (DOD) in these areas has been enabled by technical leadership at high levels in the Department, world-class technical staff, and technology investments informed by long-term visions. However, we are concerned that DOD is not well-positioned today to meet new challenges and exploit new opportunities offered by technology.”


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