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Assessment to Enhance Air Force and Department of Defense Prototyping for the New Defense Strategy: A Workshop Summary

Assessment to Enhance Air Force and Department of Defense Prototyping for the New Defense Strategy: A Workshop Summary (Paperback)

By Research Council, National
By Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
By Force Studies Board, Air
By Planning Committee for a Workshop on Assessment to Enhance Air Force and Department of Defense Prototyping for the New Defense Strategy
Edited by Haller, Norman M.

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Assessment to Enhance Air Force and Department of Defense Prototyping for the New Defense Strategy is the summary of a workshop convened by the Air Force Studies Board of the National Academies' National Research Council in September 2013 to enhance Air Force and Department of De...fense (DoD) prototyping for the new defense strategy. This workshop examined of a wide range of prototyping issues, including individual recommendations for a renewed prototype program, application of prototyping as a tool for technology/system development and sustainment (including annual funding), and positive and negative effects of a renewed program. Prototyping has historically been of great benefit to the Air Force and DoD in terms of risk reduction and concept demonstration prior to system development, advancing new technologies, workforce enhancement and skills continuity between major acquisitions, dissuasion of adversaries by demonstrating capabilities, maintaining technological surprise through classified technologies, and an overarching strategy of overall risk reduction during austere budget environments. Over the last two decades, however, many issues with prototyping have arisen. For example, the definitions and terminology associated with prototyping have been convoluted and budgets for prototyping have been used as offsets to remedy budget shortfalls. Additionally, prototyping has been done with no strategic intent or context, and both government and industry have misused prototyping as a key tool in the DoD and defense industrial base. Assessment to Enhance Air Force and Department of Defense Prototyping for the New Defense Strategy envisions a prototyping program that encourages innovation in new concepts and approaches and provides a means to assess and reduce risk before commitment to major new programs.
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ISBN 9780309296779
Released NZ 15 Dec 2013
Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780309296779
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Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
Imprint National Academies Press
Released 15 Dec 2013
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Research Council, National
By Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
By Force Studies Board, Air
By Planning Committee for a Workshop on Assessment to Enhance Air Force and Department of Defense Prototyping for the New Defense Strategy
Edited by Haller, Norman M.
Category Air Forces & Warfare
Defence Strategy, Planning & Research
Number of Pages 50
Dimensions Width: 178mm
Height: 254mm
Dewey Code 355.03
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Technology: General & Reference
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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