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dc.contributor.advisorNaegle, Brad
dc.contributor.advisorMatrisciano, Vincent
dc.contributor.authorBonano, Norman
dc.contributor.authorMagidson, Laura
dc.dateDec-15
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-17T18:38:31Z
dc.date.available2016-02-17T18:38:31Z
dc.date.issued2015-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/47907
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper examined the strengths and weaknesses of the overall technology transition process between Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) and its partnered program offices in transitioning technology into established Programs of Record. This examination was a direct review and comparison of Department of Defense policies, U.S. Government Accountability Office reports and recommendations, and ARDEC and the program managers established processes. The research indicated that the following recommendations should be implemented by other research and development (R&D) organizations to foster proper technology transition: endorsement from future customers, collaboration early on with the soldier and developing organizations, alignment with soldier needs, lever available capabilities, and introduction of technology transition agreements. Research also indicated that in order for ARDEC to continue to improve its technology transition process, it should focus on the transition and inclusion of industry, address all changes and decisions, and conduct affordability and tradeoff analysis. Additionally, ARDEC should fill all management positions with qualified individuals, assign managers for durations of program, stress importance of operations deployment, and use service acquisition organizations to review the process and R&D adaptability to PM expectations.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleTransitioning science and technology into acquisition programs: assessing one government laboratory’s processesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentGraduate School of Business and Public Policy (GSBPP)
dc.contributor.departmentGraduate School of Business and Public Policy (GSBPP)en_US
dc.subject.authorArmament Researchen_US
dc.subject.authorDevelopment and Engineering Center (ARDEC)en_US
dc.subject.authortransitioning technology into programs of recorden_US
dc.subject.authorTechnology Readiness Levels (TRLs)en_US
dc.subject.authorDODen_US
dc.subject.authorGAOen_US
dc.description.serviceCivilian, Department of the Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Program Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineProgram Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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