2003 Assessment of the Office of Naval Research's Marine Corps Science and Technology Program [book]

Preface The mission of the Office of Naval Research (ONR) is to maintain a close relationship with the research and development community to support long-range research, foster discovery, nurture fiiture generations of researchers, produce new technologies that meet known naval requirements, and provide innovations in fields relevant to the fiiture Navy and Marine Corps, Accordingly, ONR supports research activities across a broad range of scientific and engineering disciplines. As one means of
more » ... es. As one means of ensuring that ite investments appropriately address naval priorities and requirements and that its piograim are of high scientific and technical quality, ONR requires that each of its departments undergo an armual review (with a detailed focus on about one-third of the reviewed department's programs). The Marine Corps Science and Technology (S&T) program reviewed in this report resides within the Expeditionary Warfare Operations Technology Division (Code 353) of the Naval Expeditionary Warfare S&T Department (Code 35) of ONR, At the request of ONR, the National Research Council (NRC) established the Committee for the Review of ONR's Marine Corps Science and Technology Program to review and evaluate ONR's Marine Corps S&T program components in the areas of maneuver, firepower, logistics, command and control, and training and education against criteria such as the appropriateness of the investment strategy within the context of Marine Corps priorities and requu-ements, impact on and relevance to Marine Corps needs, Navy/Marine Coips program integration effectiveness, and scientific and technical quality. The committee was also asked to identify promising basic (6,1), exploratory (6,2), and advanced (6,3) research topics that could be initiated to support the Marine Corps S&T program (Appendix A gives the full terms of reference). At the request of the Head of ONR's Naval Expeditionary Warfare S&T Department (Code 35), the committee also reviewed the Extending the Littoral Battlespace (ELB) advanced concept technology demonstration (ACTD). VIJ via PREFACE appointed by the Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications, who was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carcfiiUy considered. Responsibility for the final content of this report rests solely with the authoring committee and the institution. IX
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