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dc.contributor.advisorNaegle, Brad
dc.contributor.advisorGomer, Joshua
dc.contributor.authorJuncu, Kenny
dc.contributor.authorLivaudais, Michael
dc.dateSep-16
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-02T17:18:35Z
dc.date.available2016-11-02T17:18:35Z
dc.date.issued2016-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/50565
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this joint applied project is to examine the trends in funding of the Department of Defense (DOD), assess the importance of robust research and development investment on national security and warfighters' capabilities, and justify continued devotion to funding DOD research and development (R&D). This research looks at the history of DOD R&D budgets and examines R&D spending trends and the importance of R&D to warfighters and humanity. An evaluation of the DOD's R&D infrastructure and the impacts that drive future funding decisions are also part of this research. The case study of GPS is the primary example to defend the importance of R&D. The case study ranges from the history of its discovery, how it applies to the military, the associated compounded benefits to other discoveries and technological improvements due to the maturation of GPS, to the associated benefits to the U.S. economy. Maintaining the proper level of DOD R&D funding in each fiscal year is imperative to allowing DOD agencies to pursue R&D projects that enhance the warfighter's future competencies and well-being in combat and in disaster-relief circumstances. Appropriate R&D funding also provides for accelerating mature technology solutions to be deployed with the current fighting force.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/annalysisofgpsrd1094550565
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.titleAn analysis of the GPS R&D program as a case study illustrating DOD R&D and its associated successes to justify the continued investments into and sustainment of DOD R&D budgetsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentBusiness & Public Policy (GSBPP)
dc.subject.authorDODen_US
dc.subject.authorR&Den_US
dc.subject.authorGPSen_US
dc.subject.authorbudgetsen_US
dc.subject.authormilitaryen_US
dc.subject.authorfundingen_US
dc.description.serviceCivilian, Department of the Navyen_US
dc.description.serviceCivilian, Department of the Navyen_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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