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Accession Number ADA564223
Title Framework to Support S&T Planning for Royal Australian Navy Capability Acquisition.
Publication Date Mar 2012
Media Count 60p
Personal Author A. Woolley J. Wharington
Abstract When the Australian Defence Force (ADF) identifies a capability gap an acquisition process commences, supported by science and technology (S&T) guidance. Though the S&T support requirements are governed by the needs of the acquisition project, the S&T planning process would benefit from the introduction of a framework to improve the robustness and transparency of decision making with regards to the allocation of S&T resources. This report presents an overview of a proposed framework, encompassing the Foresight Planning methodology, to assist in the identification of critical design issues; technology readiness; and research plans for critical technology areas in support of ADF capability acquisition. The iterative application of suitable Foresight Planning methods will enable the S&T requirements and vision to be established, from which a strategic S&T Plan can be developed. The aim of the proposed S&T planning framework is to provide guidance to establish a bespoke vision for each new capability acquisition and facilitate planning for the shape of things to come.
Keywords Acquisition
Decision making
Foreign reports
Military forces(Foreign)
Naval planning
Science and technology advice
Structural analysis

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 74E - Logistics, Military Facilities, & Supplies
70B - Management Practice
Corporate Author Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Victoria (Australia). Maritime Platforms Div.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Technical rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1302
Contract Number N/A

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