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Science and Technology

The Making of the Air Force Research Laboratory

2000, 328 pages
ISBN: 1-58566-085-X
Cost: $0, AU Press Code: B-77



Robert W. Duffner’s Science and Technology: The Making of the Air Force Research Laboratory addresses the far-reaching implications of science and technology by recounting the events that led to the creation of a single Air Force laboratory. This engaging story of how the Air Force moved from 13 separate labs to one consolidated lab reflects that service’s determination to reinvigorate its science and technology infrastructure and thereby strengthen the nation’s defense for the twenty-first century. Part one considers why the Air Force decided to consolidate its far-flung science and technology enterprise into one lab, while part two relates how the service implemented the new lab. Dr. Duffner offers a unique perspective on a watershed event in the life of the United States Air Force.


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