The goal of the propulsion community is to have the enabling propulsion technologies in place to permit a low risk decision regarding the initiation of a research STOVL supersonic attack/fighter aircraft in the mid-1990's. This technology will effectively integrate, enhance, and extend the supersonic cruise. STOVL, and fighter/attack programs to enable U.S. Industry to develop a revolutionary supersonic short takeoff/vertical landing fighter/attack aircraft in the post-ATF period. The rationale, methods, and criteria used in developing a joint NASA Lewis and NASA Ames research program to develop the technology element for integrated flight-propulsion control through integrated methodologies is presented. This program, the Supersonic STOVL Integrated Flight-Propulsion Controls Program, is part of the overall NASA Lewis Supersonic STOVL Propulsion Technology Program, it uses an integrated approach to an integrated program to achieve integrated flight-propulsion control technology.