Organizational Management of Army Research

Organizational Management of Army Research

Organizational Management of Army Research

Organizational Management of Army Research

Excerpt

This documented briefing presents an historical overview of the organizational management of the Army's combat materiel research. It includes historically based insights on how the Army can address the reorganization of its research and development structure.

One reorganization concept currently under consideration is to place R&D under a new research development and engineering command. Elements of this concept resemble constructs that the Army employed from 1985 to 1990. This research was conducted to shed light on how the previous constructs originated, how they were implemented, and why they were abandoned. Insights from the Army's past experience might illuminate beneficial features that should be incorporated in the new reorganization structure as well as prevent a repeat of what has already been tried unsuccessfully. This research will interest those involved in the design and implementation of new Army R&D constructs.

This research was requested and sponsored by the Deputy Chief of Staff for Research, Development, and Acquisition (AMCRDA-T) at the Army Materiel Command. This study is an element of various aspects of reorganization being examined within the Army Materiel Command Changing Work Force project. Other aspects include organizational design methodologies, organizational structures, and the organizational management of Air Force research. The study was conducted in the Force Development and Technology Program of RAND Arroyo Center. The Arroyo Center is a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the United States Army.

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