Dual Use Study of Systems and Software Technologies. Defence and IST Analysis Report


  1. Wong, W.
  2. Stergiopoulos, S.
  3. Reid, R.
  4. Bhartie, P.
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Defence R&D Canada - Toronto, Toronto ONT (CAN)
This report outlines an unbiased process to assess and prioritize Information Technologies (IT), which can be identified as areas of high priority for defence R&D. The proposed process minimizes potential political and industrial biases and allows for the formation of a detailed list of Information Technologies, thus prioritizing and highlighting the IT areas that require attention and R&D funding. The Information Technologies ranking method process consists of a two-stage qualitative and quantitative analysis. This two-stage approach introduces strategic and system cost weighting factors to generate a ranked list of the areas of Information Technologies, which is derived from the defence procurement plans of the US and Canadian Forces. This ranking process allows also for the identification of the Dual Use Technologies (i.e. Dual Use Study of Systems and Software Technologies (DUST) into five main areas, namely: * Software and System Engineering; * Information Management; * Visualization and Imaging; * Modelling and Simulation; * IT aspects in Communication. In summary, the proposed study may be considered as a strategic 'model' for considering review of Dual-Use Technologies and their associated R&D cost across different market sectors and system applications.

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Report Number
DRDC-TORONTO-TR-2002-188 — Technical Report
Date of publication
01 Nov 2002
Number of Pages
Hardcopy;Electronic Document(PDF)

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