TITLE

We Need Scientist-Engineers More Than Ever

AUTHOR(S)
Doyle Jr., James H.; Colvard, James E.
PUB. DATE
February 2006
SOURCE
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Feb2006, Vol. 132 Issue 2, p27
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the need of scientist-engineers in the U.S. Navy. Relationships between civilian scientist-engineers and the U.S. Navy has historically proved successful. When politically appointed leadership replaced military leadership in this realm, however, the Navy began losing its handle on science and technology. Recent congressional action on Navy shipbuilding indicates serious concern with the DD(X) destroyer program because of cost growth and technical difficulties. As the Navy examines alternatives and waits for the U.S. congressional direction, it is lime to put scientist-engineers back to work within the Navy. This is especially appropriate since Congress may add funds for additional Arleigh Burke (DDG-51)-class Aegis destroyers.
ACCESSION #
19774583

 

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