We Need Scientist-Engineers More Than Ever

Doyle Jr., James H.; Colvard, James E.
February 2006
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Feb2006, Vol. 132 Issue 2, p27
Conference Proceeding
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.


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