IDA Ideas (Podcast Transcript) – Insights on Federally Funded Research and Development Centers

April, 2024
IDA document: 3002235
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center , Center for Communications and Computing , Science and Technology Policy Institute
Type: Documents
Norton A. Schwartz, Rhett A. Moeller See more authors

IDA Ideas guest Gen. Norton “Norty” A. Schwartz speaks about the nature of federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs) and what makes IDA a standout organization. Norty serves as President of IDA, where he directs the activities of more than 1,000 scientists and technologists. He has a long and prestigious career of service and leadership that spans over five decades. Prior to retiring from the U.S. Air Force, he served as the 19th Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force from 2008 to 2012. He previously held senior joint positions as Director of the Joint Staff and as Commander of the U.S. Transportation Command.


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