Avoiding technology surprise for tomorrow's warfighter : a symposium report / Committee for the Symposium on Avoiding Technology Surprise for Tomorrow's Warfighter, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council of the National Academies.
Contributor(s): National Research Council (U.S.). Committee for the Symposium on Avoiding Technology Surprise for Tomorrow's WarfighterMaterial type: TextPublisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2009Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 55 pages) : color illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780309142298; 0309142296Subject(s): Military intelligence -- United States -- Congresses | Technology assessment -- United States -- Congresses | Military research -- United States -- Congresses | Combat survivability (Military engineering) -- Congresses | National security -- United States -- Congresses | HISTORY -- Military -- Other | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Military Science | Combat survivability (Military engineering) | Military intelligence | Military research | National security | Technology assessment | United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Conference papers and proceedings. | Electronic book. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Avoiding technology surprise for tomorrow's warfighter.DDC classification: 355.3/4320973 LOC classification: UB251.U5 | S86 2009ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
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On April 29, 2009, the National Research Council held a 1-day symposium titled, 'Avoiding Technology Surprise for Tomorrow's Warfighter.' This volume, a report of the symposium, highlights key challenges confronting the scientific and technical intelligence (S & TI) community and explores potential solutions that might enable the S & TI community to overcome those challenges. The symposium captured comments and observations from representatives from combatant commands and supporting governmental organizations, together with those of symposium participants, in order to elucidate concepts and trends, knowledge of which could be used to improve the Department of Defense's technology warning capability. Topics addressed included issues stemming from globalization of science and technology, challenges to U.S. warfighters that could result from technology surprise, examples of past technological surprise, and the strengths and weaknesses of current S & TI analysis.
Preface -- Acknowledgment of Reviewers -- Contents -- Acronyms and Abbreviations -- 1 Motivation for the Symposium -- 2 Current Technology Surprise Problems -- 3 Solutions Offered by Scientific and Technical Intelligence -- 4 Discussions with Invited Speakers -- 5 Underlying Themes -- Appendixes -- Appendix A: Workshop Agenda and Panelists -- Appendix B: Biographical Sketches of Committee Members -- Appendix C: Participating Organizations -- Appendix D: Opening Session Charts -- Appendix E: Questions Presented to Panels