Chapter VII. Technology Transfer
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)


Chapter VII

Technology Transfer

Domestic Technology Transfer and Dual Use Technology are integral elements of the Department's pursuit of its national security mission. They must be recognized as key activities of the DoD Laboratories. ...In line with the Department's new acquisition strategy, it is anticipated that steadily increasing percentages of RDT&E and other acquisition investments will ... involve dual use technology development and spin-off and spin-on of technologies.

Secretary of Defense William Perry

Our strategy is to place greater reliance on the commercial sector to reduce costs, shorten acquisition cycle times, and obtain technologically advanced defense equipment. The dual use programs ... are instrumental to the Department's goal of moving away from separate defense and commercial bases to an integrated, national industrial base.

Under Secretary of Defense Paul Kaminski