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Accession Number ADA592711
Title Leveraging University Creativity.
Publication Date Apr 2012
Media Count 40p
Personal Author J. Broughton
Abstract Today, more than 200 universities are conducting R&D efforts across a broad range of sciences in support of the Department of Defense (DoD). Intricate parts of this research partnership are the University Affiliated Research Centers (UARC), which represent one model of DoD collaboration with higher education. It is from this R&D perspective that this paper hopes to provide insight into how the U.S. Army is leveraging one particular UARC, the University of Southern California's Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT). ICT is a strategic resource that conducts basic, applied, and advanced research in virtual human technologies with a training-centric focus. The paper examines the Army's funding of the ICT and its return on investment. Research analyses suggest that UARC investment is a relatively untapped resource and that the Army should review additional considerations for investment and mentorship. UARCs can provide research stability amongst budgetary uncertainty and provide acquisition agility. The analysis also uncovers potential issues that may influence the Army's capability for future innovation and discovery. The key question addressed is as follows: What are the benefits of the Army's investment in the ICT, and how can the Army maximize the effectiveness of this resource.
Keywords Advanced technology development
Applied research
Army budgets
Army research
Army training
Artificial intelligence
Basic research
Computerized simulation
Department of defense
Emerging visualizations
Entertainment industry
Immersive simulation technologies
Institute for creative technologies
Learning sciences
Mixed reality
Research and development
Return on investment
Scientific research
Social simulations
Uarcs(University affiliated research centers)
Virtual human technologies

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 96 - Business & Economics
62B - Computer Software
62 - Computers, Control & Information Theory
74 - Military Sciences
Corporate Author Texas Univ. at Austin.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Research paper.
NTIS Issue Number 1412
Contract Number N/A

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