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WEAPON SYSTEMS 2012  

The U.S. Army is involved in combat operations around the world against adaptive enemies able to take advantage of the ever-increasing pace of technological change. Concurrently, we are facing an increasingly constrained fiscal environmentt, ...Read more >

384 Pages
56.02 MB
MANAGEMENT OVERSIGHT IN ACQUISITION ORGANIZATIONS  

Recent events in the Air Force surrounding the illegal actions of former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Darleen Druyun highlighted the need to review the management and oversight structure of acquisition activities in the Department of Defense (DoD). DoD, through the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics ...Read more >

44 Pages
2.02 MB
ART OF WAR  

The Arab Rebellion and British Counter-rebellion campaign of 1936 to 1939 in Palestine exhibited many features of modern insurgency and ...Read more >

108 Pages
1.22 MB
AVOIDING SURPRISE IN AN ERA OF GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY ADVANCES  

The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) requested that the National Research Council (NRC) establish the Committee on Defense Intelligence Agency Technology Forecasts and Reviews to conduct meetings with the intelligence community (IC) in order to develop study topics relating to ...Read more >

139 Pages
6.60 MB
ENGAGING PRIVACY AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN A DIGITAL AGE  

Privacy has many connotationscontrol over information, access to ones person and property, and the right to be left alone have all been included under this rubric. In political discourse, the term privacy has been used to refer to physical privacy in the home or office, the ability to make personal reproductive decisions without interference from ...Read more >

451 Pages
3.01 MB
FORCENET IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY  

The CNO has requested that the Naval Studies Board of the National Research Council (NRC) provide advice regarding both the adequacy of this definition and the actions required to implement FORCEnet (see Chapter 8 for the terms ...Read more >

261 Pages
2.82 MB
GLOBAL SECURITY ENGAGEMENT : A NEW MODEL FOR COOPERATIVE THREAT REDUCTION  

In the National Defense Authorization Act of 2008, Congress directed the National Academy of Sciences to recommend ways to strengthen and expand the Department of Defense Cooperative Threat Reduction (DOD CTR) program, including the development of new ...Read more >

181 Pages
1.55 MB
GREAT COMMANDERS  

The command of military forces in combat is unlike any other field of human endeavor. If war is the ultimate form of human competition, then the commander is the ultimate ...Read more >

228 Pages
1.73 MB
IMPROVING DISASTER MANAGEMENT : THE ROLE OF IT IN MITIGATION, PREPAREDNESS, RESPONSE AND RECOVERY  

Section 214 of the E-Government Act of 2002 called on the Office of Management and Budget, in consultation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to ensure that a study is conducted on using information technology to enhance crisis ...Read more >

193 Pages
1.09 MB
INDIAS CHANGING INNOVATION SYSTEM  

India is a rising economic power and an increasingly important locus of innovation. Spurred by competition unleashed by a liberalization of once stifling regulations, Indias private-sector firms are fast improving the quality of their products and services and are rapidly expanding their global ...Read more >

225 Pages
1.71 MB
MEETING THE ENERGY NEEDS OF FUTURE WARRIORS  

Soldier requirements for power are changing as fast as new electronics are being developed. In addition to communications and computers, a myriad of applications for the dismounted soldier of the future will require portable energy, including such things as laser-designators, chemical-biological sensors, uniform ...Read more >

137 Pages
6.73 MB
NETWORK SCIENCE  

Society depends on a diversity of complex networks for its very existence. In the physical sphere, these include the air transportation network, highways, railroads, the global shipping network, power grids, water distribution ...Read more >

125 Pages
1.94 MB
OPPORTUNITIES IN NEUROSCIENCE FOR FUTURE ARMY APPLICATIONS  

Emerging neuroscience opportunities have great potential to improve soldier performance and enable the development of technologies to increase the effectiveness of soldiers on the battlefield. Advances in research and investments by the broader science and medical community promise new insights for future military ...Read more >

137 Pages
3.32 MB
PARTNERING AGAINST TERRORISM: SUMMARY OF A WORKSHOP  

The National Academies response to the threat of terrorism has been to bring the nations great strength in science and technology to bear on protecting the United States. In its June 2002 report, Making the Nation Safer: The Role of Science and Technology in Countering ...Read more >

165 Pages
3.46 MB
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