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This is the final report of a study conducted by the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies (the Institute) under the sponsorship of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Office of the Director of Defense Research and Engineering (ODDRE).
The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the development and support of non-partisan analysis of technology and technology policy. The Institute has conducted studies that provide insight into the impact of new technologies and processes on our society, the proper relationship between government and industry in meeting future needs, and the state of the U.S. industrial base.
We would like to thank the sponsors of this review project, particularly Dr. Lee Buchanan, then Deputy Director of DARPA, and Mr. John Jennings and Dr. Steven Wax, past Managers of the Technology Reinvestment Project (TRP) Office, for their support and insight. We would also like to thank Mr. Dan Petonito, of the ODDRE for allowing us to continue the study under the Dual Use Science and Technology Program (DUS&T). We are especially grateful for the time contributed by industry participants, DARPA program managers (PMs), and Service agents. Their generosity in sharing their valuable experience is responsible for whatever wisdom is to be found in the ensuing pages of this report. Finally, our thanks to Ms. Mary Roko, who helped immensely with our database. Views expressed are our own, however, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of any of the contributors mentioned.

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