The Manhattan Project Life Cycle Essay

1009 Words Nov 29th, 2016 5 Pages
Introduction One of the largest challenges faced by the Manhattan Project was finding a suitable balance between the academic needs of the scientists and the need for secrecy provided by the military. Scientists felt that open communication between them would be crucial to their success. Early in the Manhattan Project life-cycle, scientific correspondences were required to go through a series of military channels to ensure their contents remained protected. The solution to this was to create a separate organization, focused on theoretical and scientific research, that worked in conjunction with the organization that was already in place (OSTI, 2016).
Manhattan Engineer District After the decision was made to move forward to the production phase, the Army became directly involved. Specifically, the then S-1 program was placed within the Corp of Engineers to provide heightened security and production resources (AJ, 2015). In some ways there were different priorities between the military and the scientists that resulted in numerous disagreements threatening to derail the project. The solution to this issue was a reorganization of the Manhattan Project and the introduction of a new head of the Manhattan Engineer District. Brigadier General Leslie R. Groves was reassigned as the head of the Manhattan Project. He was an accomplished engineer, having worked on the building of the Pentagon, and known for his critical and demanding nature. As head of the project, Groves was in…

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