This year the Department of Defense (DoD) will spend approximately $75.1 billion on research, development, testing, and evaluation (RDT&E), according to the FY2008 DoD Budget. Supporting a vast array of research efforts with this high level of funding naturally results in the generation of an extensive amount of scientific and technical information. So how does the DoD make sure that there is minimal duplication of effort?Moreover, how does the department ensure that the research results are preserved and also shared among scientists and engineers? Finally, how does the DoD ensure that collaboration between groups, organizations, and subject matter experts takes place whenever possible?
The challenges presented by these questions are met head on by the DoD's Information Analysis Center (IAC) program. The DoD has nineteen separate IACs and several key, centralized systems dedicated to serving the entire DoD RDT&E community. The mission of the program is to provide comprehensive technical and information support to researchers, scientists, engineers and program managers. This article will provide an overview of the various functions of the IACs and the IAC program, as well as the resources available to the community, many of which are free.
July 1, 2008
All Aircraft Survivability Journals published after 2014 were produced under the contract vehicle known as Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center (SURVIAC). The journal is now created by the Joint Aircraft Survivability Program (JASP).