CF Guidance to the Technology Demonstration Program

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Authors
  1. Waller, D.
  2. Babcock, S.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Centre for Operational Research and Analysis, Ottawa ON (CAN)
Abstract
This report outlines options for a process that provides guidance from the Canadian Forces (CF) to Defence Research and Development Canada’s (DRDC) Technology Demonstration (TD) Program. First, a survey is presented of the current processes by which operational and capability requirements are used to guide research and development performed by DRDC. After reviewing the current processes, options for an additional, complementary process are investigated. We recommend a simple process by which the new operational Commands and the Chief of Force Development (CFD) contribute to a list of capability and operational priorities. Since CFD is already tasked with producing a Strategic Capability Roadmap (SCR) that includes input from the Commands, we advocate adopting the SCR to guide the TD Program. The SCR can then be translated into priority Science and Technology Options for the SCR (STO-SCR). Both the SCR and the STO-SCR should provide concise, top-down, guidance to the TD Program. The creation and adoption of this type of guidance will not be without challenges; these challenges are elaborated in the main report.

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Keywords
Technology Demonstration Program;capability priorities;capability based planning;capability management;operational priorities;DRDC (Defence Research and Development Canada)
Report Number
DRDC-CORA-TM-2008-051 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Jul 2009
Number of Pages
59
DSTKIM No
CA032626
CANDIS No
531825
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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