How To Prepare Defense-Related Scientific and Technical Reports. Guidance for Government, Academia, and Industry

  • ID: 2181362
  • Book
  • 342 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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An essential guide for preparing scientific and technical reports for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)

"Walter Rice, in his excellent book, takes a necessary next step by taking guidelines from the revised NISO standard and other standards and adding DoD requirements. Walter was on the committee that produced ANSI/NISO Z39.18–1995. This, plus his extensive knowledge based on his years of experience editing scientific and technical reports in the U.S. Government, industry, and, now, academia, makes his book a very valuable resource for all who create, manage, distribute, and archive defense–related technical reports.
It is one thing to be knowledgeable; it is another thing to be able to communicate this knowledge. Walter does this well, addressing in clear language and useful illustrations and tables everything needed by all the participants in the scientific and technical information continuum, from authors to librarians to archivists."
from the Foreword by Kurt Molholm, former Administrator of the Defense Technical Information Center

How To Prepare Defense–Related Scientific and Technical Reports is a one–stop guide for expert instruction on preparing defense–related scientific and technical reports, including classified scientific and technical reports. The only book available with this type of in–depth coverage, this time–saving book provides and clarifies essential material from the various standards and regulations pertaining to DoD scientific and technical report preparation and prescribes a "best practices" approach, making it the only book authors need.

How To Prepare Defense–Related Scientific and Technical Reports also features two helpful appendixes:

  • One appendix describes the workings of the Defense Technical Information Center, the central repository for defense–related scientific and technical reports.
  • The other appendix addresses tone and style, including pertinent information from the United States Government Printing Office Style Manual 2000, the official style guide of the U.S. Government and, therefore, DoD.
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Figures.

Tables.

Foreword.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Chapter 1. Background.

Chapter 2. Organization and Design.

Chapter 3. Front Matter.

Chapter 4. Body.

Chapter 5. Back Matter.

References.

Appendix A. Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC).

Appendix B. Tone and Style.

Bibliography.

Abbreviations.

Glossary.

Index.

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Walter W. Rice is a senior technical writer/editor with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL). He has more than twenty–nine years experience in the field of technical communication, twenty–two of which were in the U.S. Government, primarily DoD. He is a member of the Society for Technical Communication. The APL Subcommittee of the Sabbatical Fellows and Professors Programs appointed him a Stuart S. Janney Fellow to write this book.
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