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Accelerating technology transition : bridging the valley of death for materials and processes in defense systems / Committee on Accelerating Technology Transition, National Materials Advisory Board, Board on Manufacturing and Engineering Design, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council of the National Academies.

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Subject: United States. Department of Defense > Procurement.
United States. Department of Defense.
Defense industries > Technological innovations > United States.
Genre: Electronic books.
Electronic book.

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  • ISBN: 0309545838
  • ISBN: 9780309545839
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xii, 55 pages) : illustrations
  • Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2004.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: Creating a culture for innovation and rapid technology transition -- Methodologies and approaches -- What is technology transition and why is it difficult -- The culture of innovation and rapid technology transition -- Bridging the Valley of Death -- Making the business case -- Barriers to technology transition -- Conclusions and recommendations -- Methodologies and approaches -- Lessons learned from a comparison of risk-reward models -- Successful best practices -- Conclusions and recommendations -- Enabling tools and databases -- Established commercial practice: accelerated development -- Emerging commercial practice: Darpa's accelerated insertion of materials program -- Small business role: materials by design -- Dissemination and infrastructure -- Conclusions and recommendations.
Funding Information Note: Supported by the Dept. of Defense Contract No. MDA972-01-D-001.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.

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