1966-02-01

Technology Escalation for Potential Missions 660450

The year-to-year destiny of individual technology projects is sensitive to changes in potential mission popularity. Variations in mission popularity create upward or downward funding escalations in associated technology projects and thus inefficiencies. Effective approaches to minimizing the harmful effects of such escalations are based mostly on an early and disciplined analysis of relative challenges, priorities and resource applications.
Overdiversification is also a constant danger in those multi-technology programs which are constructed to support a multiplicity of potential missions. Such a condition often leads to ineffectiveness due to the inadequate distribution of available physical and management resources. Possible solutions to the problems of escalation and over-diversification are presented.

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