June 26, 1972

Editorial

Managing New Technology

Managing New Technology

ASD Adopts Flexible Management Philosophy

Managing New Technology

ASD Organization

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Managing New Technology

Managing new technology has become an increasingly acute problem for the military services as greater technical complexity and sharply rising costs are forcing requirements for much more astute development and production programs for new weapon systems.

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ASD Adopts Flexible Management Philosophy

Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio—Aeronautical Systems Div. of the Air Force Systems Command is developing a new philosophy for management of USAF hardware development programs ranging in scope from the North American Rock-well B-1 advanced strategic bomber to the Credible Chase light armed reconnaissance aircraft.

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ASD Organization

COMMANDER LT. GEN.JAMES T. STEWART VICE COMMANDER MAJ. GEN. JOHN B. HUDSON CHIEF OF STATE COL. J.G. SUTTON Deputy Director of Labortories -Aeronaut, Systems Vacant AFSC AET(DET 30) Col. F.G. Morris,Jr. Deputy for Developement Planning Col J. .G . Paulisick
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ASD Management Adopts New Concepts

Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio—Management as a buzz word in the Defense Dept, of the 1960s and in the aircraft development programs of the 1970s has taken on a different meaning here. The change is evolutionary. There is no wholesale burial of the glossily sophisticated management systems that in the 1960s were to eliminate all mistakes or of the incentive contracting that was to introduce the natural stimulants of the commercial marketplace into a supposedly non-competitive military market.

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ASD Recruiting, Training Financial Specialists

Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio—Aeronautical Systems Div. will be faced with a bulge in retirements over the next five years as the World War 2 and early cold-war recruits to its 80% civilian force hit the over-50 age bracket. A study of professionals in financial management by the division’s controller staff puts dimensions on the problem:
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Government Obligational Limit

Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio—Four Aeronautical Systems Div. aircraft developments are covered by variations of the limit of government obligations (LOGO) clause, and the command is considering five contracts in the subsonic cruise armed decoy (SCAD) program for the technique.
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ASD Studies Revolutionary Concepts

Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio—Revolutionary changes, not only in technology but in political, environmental, managerial, economic and other areas, will have a major impact on Air Force system development and acquisition over the next two decades.

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Active In-House Studies

Infrared suppression & countermeasures Formal in-house modeling/self-improvements a. Raid engagement geometry for continental U.S. defense b. Non-linear least squares regression analysis c. Evolutionary generalized aircraft design (EGAD)
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Fiscal 1972 Studies Considered for Contractor Support

Strategic bomber penetration a. Multi-purpose missile guidance system design b. Multi-purpose missile/short-range bomber defense missile radome materials c. Short-range bomber defense missile guidance system technology program
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Active Studies with Contractor Support

Computational support for weapon system analysis Applications of cold thrust augmentation (V/STOL) Analytical methods for predicting vulnerability of aero systems to non-nuclear blast Containment vessel impact tests Nuclear propulsion cycle study
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