TABLE A-1 Recommendations Specific to Both Defense Science Board Reports Related to Defense Technology Cooperation with Japan

Industry-to-Industry International Armaments Cooperation, Phase II –Japan (1984)

Defense Industrial Cooperation with Pacific Rim Nations (1989)

President should declare technological superiority a national goal.

The United States should develop a national technology vision to be implemented through a presidential statement.

DoD should invest in research and development to meet national goal.

The U.S. government should emphasize commercialization of technology and technical education and provide incentives for industrial investment in critical technologies.

The Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering should develop means for assessing the balance of technology exchange and the overall benefit.

The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition should establish procedures and guidelines to achieve stated mutual benefits from cooperation consistent with security and economic concerns.

DoD should make a joint high-level statement with the Japanese government encouraging industry-to-industry technology cooperation.

DoD should encourage industry-to-industry collaboration, and consult with industry before and during negotiations on program memoranda of understanding.

DoD should stimulate the initiation of a comprehensive interagency study on overall defense/economic strategy.

The Secretary of Defense and the National Security Council should establish policy and evaluate defense/economic linkages and trade-offs related to cooperation.

The United States and Japan should expand cooperation in basic research.

The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition should coordinate increased cooperation in basic research with National Science Foundation programs.

The United States and Japan should undertake codevelopment of two significant subsystems to gain experience.

DoD should initiate several small programs with Pacific Rim countries to serve as models.

SOURCE: Compiled by Office of Japan Affairs staff.



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