Terms of Reference

In response to a request from the Office of Naval Research, the National Research Council established the Committee for the Review of ONR’s Marine Corps Science and Technology Program, under the auspices of the Naval Studies Board, to conduct a study as follows:

A review of the Office of Naval Research’s Marine Corps science and technology research program will be conducted. The review will evaluate program components (in the areas of maneuver, firepower, logistics, command and control, and training and education) against criteria which the review committee will select such as: appropriateness of the investment strategy within the context of Marine Corps priorities and requirements; impact on and relevance to Marine Corps needs; Navy/Marine Corps program integration effectiveness; and scientific and technical quality. The review also will seek to identify promising basic (6.1), exploratory (6.2), and advanced (6.3) research topics that could be initiated to support the Marine Corps science and technology program.

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