Fostering Innovation in the Defense Department

Examples from RAND's Federally Funded Research and Development Centers

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RAND houses three federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs): the Arroyo Center, sponsored by the U.S. Army; the National Defense Research Institute, sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense and other elements of the Department of Defense (DoD); and Project AIR FORCE, sponsored by the U.S. Air Force. These centers apply research capital they have developed over the years to help policymakers innovate and otherwise solve problems in meeting their mission objectives. This publication briefly describes examples of how DoD has used RAND analysis across the spectrum of DoD activities to improve military capabilities and concepts of operations; key enabling activities, such as acquisition and logistics; and force management and supporting services.

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