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Accelerating Technology Transition: Bridging the Valley of Death for Materials and Processes in Defense Systems

Accelerating the transition of new technologies into systems and products will be crucial to the Department of Defenses development of a lighter, more flexible fighting force. Current long transition times-ten years or more is now typical-are attributed to the ...

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Retooling Manufacturing:Bridging Design, Materials, and Production

As the Department of Defense continues development of the future warrior system, the difficulty of moving rapidly from design to manufacturing for complex technologies is becoming a major concern. In particular, there are communication gaps between design and manufacturing ...

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New Directions in Manufacturing: Report of a Workshop

The processes and techniques of manufacturing have changed substantially over the decades and that evolution continues today. In order to examine the potential impacts of these changes, the Department of Commerce asked the NRC to design a workshop to ...

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Summary of the Power Systems Workshop on Nanotechnology for the Intelligence Community: October 9-10, 2003 Washington, D.C.

The emergence of nanotechnology as a major science and technology research topic has sparked substantial interest by the intelligence community. In particular the community is interested both in the potential for nanotechnology to assist intelligence operations and threats it ...

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Partnerships for Solid-State Lighting:Report of a Workshop

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Modeling and Simulation in Manufacturing and Defense Acquisition:Pathways to Success

The Committee on Modeling and Simulation Enhancements for 21st Century Manufacturing and Acquisition was formed by the NRC in response to a request from the Defense Modeling and Simulation Office (DMSO) of DOD. The committee was asked to (1) investigate ...

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Information Systems and the Environment

Information technology is a powerful tool for meeting environmental objectives and promoting sustainable development. This collection of papers by leaders in industry, government, and academia explores how information technology can improve environmental performance by individual firms, collaborations among firms, and ...

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Design in the New Millennium: Advanced Engineering Environments: Phase 2

America is changing. Many of the most noticeable changes in day-to-day life are associated with the advancing capabilities of computer systems, the growing variety of tasks they can accomplish, and the accelerating rate of change. Advanced engineering environments (AEEs) combine ...

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Surviving Supply Chain Integration:Strategies for Small Manufacturers

The managed flow of goods and information from raw material to final sale also known as a "supply chain" affects everything--from the U.S. gross domestic product to where you can buy your jeans. The nature of a company's supply chain ...

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Materials Science and Engineering:Forging Stronger Links to Users

Materials are the foundation and fabric of manufactured products. In fact, many leading commercial products and military systems could not exist without advanced materials and many of the new products critical to the nation's continued prosperity will come only through ...

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