News 1998 Army Science and Technology Master Plan


The DoD Science and Technology program is divided into three areas, each designed to bring technology to a different stage of maturity. The Basic Research (6.1) program exploits and identifies technological opportunities and provides an important interface with university and industry research. The Applied Research (6.2) program matures technology opportunities and evaluates technical feasibility for increased warfighting capability. The nonsystem–specific Advanced Technology Development (6.3) program demonstrates technologies to speed the transition of matured technology into the system–specific Demonstration/Validation (6.4) program or directly into Engineering and Manufacturing Development (6.5).

The Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP) is the Army’s strategic plan for the science and technology program; it consists of two volumes. Volume I has these seven chapters:

I—Strategy and Overview
II—Training and Doctrine Command’s Role in Science and Technology
III—Technology Transition
IV—Technology Development
V—Basic Research
VII—Technology Transfer

Volume II contains annexes that, when combined with the budget, the program objective memorandum, and the Department of the Army Research, Development and Acquisition Plan, constitute the action plan for achieving the Volume I program.

Volume II contains the following annexes:

Annex A—Science and Technology Objectives (STOs)
Annex B—Advanced Technology Demonstrations (ATDs)
Annex C—Interaction with TRADOC
Annex D—Space and Missile Defense Technologies
Annex E—Global Technology Capabilities and Trends
Annex F—U.S. Special Operations Command Technology Overview
Annex G—The Revolution in Military Logistics

The ASTMP is revised annually. Reader comments and suggested improvements are welcome. Please forward comments to:

Assistant Secretary of the Army
Research, Development and
ATTN: SARD–TS (Ms. Vannucci)
2511 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 9013
Arlington, Virginia 22202–3911
Phone: (703) 601–1507
Fax: (703) 604-0520