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


7. Summary

The benefits of international cooperation are well known and documented. Some are highly concrete, e.g., significant savings in time and cost. Others--improved interoperability, acquisition of information helpful to U.S. programs, and greater opportunity for contacts with researchers with new ideas and approaches to problems--are less quantifiable but no less valuable. With the formation of the DUSA(IA) for policy development and the empowering of HQAMC to execute international agreements, the Army has taken a major stride toward unifying and simplifying working with our allies. Given our shrinking resources, it is more important than ever to leverage research and technology if we are to maintain our qualitative edge over potential adversaries in the future.