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dc.contributor.authorDew, Nicholas
dc.date12-Jul-12
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-08T21:27:29Z
dc.date.available2013-05-08T21:27:29Z
dc.date.issued2012-07-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/33850
dc.descriptionSponsored Report (for Acquisition Research Program)en_US
dc.description.abstractThe U.S. Navy (USN) and U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) have many emerging robotics needs and potentialities. However, although the U.S. is strong in defense robotics''in particular in Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) -- recent reports have identified fundamental weaknesses in the broader U.S. robotics innovation system in which defense robotics is embedded. Since the potential scale of commercial robotics is far greater than military robotics over the long run, the U.S. needs to develop a stronger national robotics innovation system to support the long-term development of defense robotics and help make the nation more secure. Traditionally, the policy response to such needs has involved stimulating the supply side. This report identifies robust local U.S. demand for robotics as a critical element in developing a thriving U.S. robotics innovation system. Therefore, while some DoD acquisition strategies attend to industry development via supply-side elements (such as research and development support for major suppliers, Small Business Innovation Research initiatives, etc.), I suggest that these initiatives must be complemented with a set of pro''demand-side acquisition strategies. This report outlines the rationale for including a demand-side approach in DoD robotics acquisition policy, a set of appropriate strategies, and a framework for implementation.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNaval Postgraduate School Acquisition Research Programen_US
dc.titleStrategic Acquisition of Navy Unmanned Systems: Analysis and Optionsen_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US
dc.contributor.departmentAcquisition Management
dc.contributor.departmentNPS Faculty
dc.subject.authorAcquisition of Navy Unmanned Systemsen_US
dc.subject.authorDoD emerging robotics needs, defense robotics, pro-demand side acquisition strategiesen_US
dc.identifier.npsreportNPS-AM-12-179
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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