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The Resource Reflections of a technocrat : managing defense, air, and space programs during the Cold War, John L. McLucas with Kenneth J. Alnwick and Lawrence R. Benson ; foreword by Melvin R. Laird

Reflections of a technocrat : managing defense, air, and space programs during the Cold War, John L. McLucas with Kenneth J. Alnwick and Lawrence R. Benson ; foreword by Melvin R. Laird

Label
Reflections of a technocrat : managing defense, air, and space programs during the Cold War
Title
Reflections of a technocrat
Title remainder
managing defense, air, and space programs during the Cold War
Statement of responsibility
John L. McLucas with Kenneth J. Alnwick and Lawrence R. Benson ; foreword by Melvin R. Laird
Title variation
Managing defense, air, and space programs during the Cold War
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In documenting his wide-ranging career in science and technology, Dr. McLucas offers new information and insights on the history of key private-sector and government agencies during the Cold War era--most prominently, the US Air Force. After naval service in World War II, he began a long affiliation with the Air Force as a civilian engineer and Air National Guard officer. He continued this affiliation as president of both a pioneering high-tech company and the Air Force-sponsored MITRE Corporation. He also worked in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and became NATO2s top scientific officer. His contributions to the Air Force culminated with service as its undersecretary and secretary in the challenging and transforming period from 1969 through 1975, during which time he also directed the national Reconnaissance Office. Dr. McLucas2s insider2s account of those years divulges details about Pentagon politics, coping with the Vietnam War, developing new aircraft and other systems, and expanding equal opportunities for minorities and women. After next heading the Federal Aviation Administration, he became an executive in the Communications Satellite Corporation. Following retirement, he remained an active and influential proponent of science and technology, especially in space. The coauthors completed this book after Dr. McLucas2s death in December 2002
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McLucas, John L
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Alnwick, Kenneth J
  • Benson, Lawrence R
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McLucas, John L
  • McLucas, John L
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Aeronautics
  • Aeronautical engineers
  • Astronautics and state
  • TRANSPORTATION
  • Aeronautical engineers
  • Aeronautics
  • Astronautics and state
  • United States
Label
Reflections of a technocrat : managing defense, air, and space programs during the Cold War, John L. McLucas with Kenneth J. Alnwick and Lawrence R. Benson ; foreword by Melvin R. Laird
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"August 2006."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-352) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From country boy to company president -- Career broadening in science and technology -- My Air Force years: people and politics -- Modernizing the force: new systems for future air supremacy -- What can now be told: the national reconnaissance and Air Force space programs -- Facing other issues-overseas and at home -- Managing civil aviation and commercial space programs -- Promoting space, science, and technology
Control code
85480439
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvi, 367 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429455572
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 610
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)85480439
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Reflections of a technocrat : managing defense, air, and space programs during the Cold War, John L. McLucas with Kenneth J. Alnwick and Lawrence R. Benson ; foreword by Melvin R. Laird
Publication
Note
"August 2006."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-352) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From country boy to company president -- Career broadening in science and technology -- My Air Force years: people and politics -- Modernizing the force: new systems for future air supremacy -- What can now be told: the national reconnaissance and Air Force space programs -- Facing other issues-overseas and at home -- Managing civil aviation and commercial space programs -- Promoting space, science, and technology
Control code
85480439
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvi, 367 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429455572
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 610
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)85480439
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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