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Re: Just How Many Spooks Do We Need?
« Reply #30 on: October 11, 2011, 09:42:24 PM »
Office of Advanced Systems and Concepts (AS&C)



Office of Advanced Systems and Concepts (AS&C)

The mission of the Office of Advanced Systems and Concepts (AS&C) is to find, demonstrate, transition, and transfer the best operational concepts and technology solutions for transformational, joint, and coalition warfare.
AS&C accelerates cutting-edge technologies to the warfighter by:

    - Speeding the discovery, development, and delivery of technology and concepts for sustained military capabilities with emphasis on capabilities that are innovative, transformational and joint;
    - Partnering with Services, Agencies, and Coalition elements to provide the best capabilities to Joint and Coalition warfighters;
    - Seeking the very best technical and operational concept solutions from Defense, industry and academic sources;
    - Leveraging "try before you buy" demonstrations, exploiting "test to procure" initiatives, and forging partnerships to create new technology and operational concept solutions for warfighters; and
    - Combining improved business processes to operationalize innovation faster than ever.

AS&C Offices include:

 Joint Capabilities Technology Demonstrations (JCTD) Office, which exploits mature and maturing technologies and introduces new operational concepts to solve important military problems and facilitates transition of these new capabilities from the developers to the users.

Comparative Testing Office (CTO), which administers the Defense Acquisition Challenge (DAC) and Foreign Comparative Testing (FCT) programs.

    DAC solicits ‘challenges’ to existing technologies to provide companies, individuals, and Defense acquisition programs an on-ramp for increased introduction of innovative and cost-saving technologies.

    FCT facilitates the test and evaluation of foreign non-developmental equipment and technology to satisfy U.S. military requirements.

Office of Technology Transition (OTT), which formulates policies and establishes and manages programs that affordably transition advanced technologies from R&D to weapons systems. OTT also assists in the commercialization of defense technologies. Programs include:

    • Technology Transfer (including TechLink and TechMatch programs)
    • Independent Research and Development (IR&D)
    • Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)
    • North American Technology and Industrial Base Organization (NATIBO)
    • Manufacturing Technology (ManTech)
    • Defense Production Act Title III
    • Technology Transition Initiative

Program Resources and Integration (PR&I) Office, which manages funding of all AS&C projects.

http://www.acq.osd.mil/asc/

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Re: Just How Many Spooks Do We Need?
« Reply #31 on: October 11, 2011, 09:43:39 PM »
U.S. Joint Forces Command’s (USJFCOM)



U.S. Joint Forces Command’s (USJFCOM)

Advanced Concept Technology Demonstrations and Joint Capability Technology Demonstrations

U.S. Joint Forces Command’s (USJFCOM) Advanced Concept Technology Demonstrations (ACTD) and Joint Capability Technology Demonstrations (JCTD) accelerate and facilitate the application of mature advanced technologies to provide near-term solutions to meet joint requirements.

USJFCOM's role includes user-sponsor and operational manager for select Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) ACTD/JCTD programs which provide new and transformational operational capabilities designed to benefit the joint warfighter.

The Joint Concept Development and Experimentation Directorate (J9) manages and oversees the command's ACTD/JCTD program.

http://www.jfcom.mil/about/fact_actds.htm

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Re: Just How Many Spooks Do We Need?
« Reply #32 on: October 11, 2011, 09:46:22 PM »
Network-Centric Operations (NCO)



Network-Centric Operations (NCO)

Welcome to Network-Centric Operatons

Check out our NETWORK CENTRIC OPERATIONS (NCO, formally NETWORK CENTRIC WARFARE) initiatives. Here, you'll have access to the first of our open source NCO Case Studies, information on our NCO Short Course and we're continuing to build our postings for our Education for Transformation (E4T) and Transformation Research Programs (TRP). The four facets of our E4T program are the Transformation Chair Program (TXC), the Transformation Research Program, our continuing series to Transformation Short Courses and our Transformation Leadership Certificate Program (TLCP). The first 2 programs (TXC and our short courses are maturing while the TRP is in the formative stages and we'll soon be developing the concept of our TLCP.

http://www.oft.osd.mil/initiatives/ncw/ncw.cfm

Systems, Capabilities, Operations, Programs and Enterprises (SCOPE) Model for Interoperability Completion announced at December Plenary

NCOIC announces the delivery of a major net-centric assessment tool. This model can be used as a descriptive or a prescriptive tool to assess the qualities of a set of capabilities as they currently exist (“as-is”), or to define the objectives for a set of capabilities to be built or evolved in the future (“to-be”). Applications of the model are complementary, as both a descriptive assessment and a prescriptive goal-setting help to determine critical gaps or shortfalls.

https://www.ncoic.org/home

Organizational Transformation Certificate Program[/b][/size]

The IRM College at the National Defense University offers a graduate-level Certificate Program in Organizational Transformation. Courses in the Program can be taken individually. Completion of eight courses is required to receive a Certificate in Organizational Transformation. The Program includes courses on defense and national security, and homeland security and national preparedness. There are three core courses on Transformation as Strategic Alignment, Leading Strategies for Disruptive Innovation, and Multi-Agency Information-Enabled Collaboration.

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Defense Transformation Courses

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Re: Just How Many Spooks Do We Need?
« Reply #33 on: October 11, 2011, 09:48:28 PM »
Defense Aquisition University (DAU)



Defense Aquisition University (DAU)

Welcome to the Defense Acquisition University Training Center

A Department of Defense resource that supports the Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L) workforce global access to certification, assignment specific, international and executive training courses

http://www.dau.mil/

Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L)
Announcement


It is with great pleasure that the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology introduces a new website (http://www.acq.osd.mil/at). This web site is easily indexed by search engines and contains excellent information about our Acquisition and Technology organization, goals, initiatives and upcoming events.

All of the information on the site is available to the DoD workforce as well as the general public. Browse through the site, offer suggestions to the webmaster, and witness first-hand how the "Will to Change" is making a difference for the Department of Defense's community!

https://akss.dau.mil/default.aspx
 
Defense Science Board (DSB)
About the DSB.../b][/size]

The Department of Defense is embarked on efforts to transform the nation's armed forces to meet the demands being placed on them by a changing world order. There is a growing threat of missiles, information warfare and biological, chemical, and nuclear weaponry, different than the cold war era threat, but equally troublesome. Similarly, there is the need to begin creating the military of the future - one that takes full advantage of revolutionary new technologies. Further, the Department must modernize and transform the business of defense, getting the best value for the taxpayer's money. As the Department develops new strategies and new concepts within the context of these objectives, the wise counsel and advice of the Defense Science Board will be critically important.

Over the last 50 years, the Board has ably served the nation in numerous ways by providing innovative solutions to myriad technological, operational and managerial problems. In the transformation processes needed to ensure success in the military and national security endeavors, such wise counsel will be of even greater value to the Department. As a former member of the Board, I am confident that the record of the Defense Science Board accomplishments over the past four decades will continue in the future. I look forward to working with all of the members of the Board in the challenging days that lie ahead.
 
John J. Young Jr.
Acting Under Secretary of Defense
(Acquisition, Technology and Logistics)

http://www.acq.osd.mil/dsb/

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Re: Just How Many Spooks Do We Need?
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