Committee on Examination of the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Capability Planning and Analysis (CPA&A) Process; Air Force Studies Board; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; National Research Council. Capability Planning and Analysis to Optimize Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Investments. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 2012.
"In this report, the committee reviews the current approach to the Air Force corporate planning and programming process for ISR capability generation; examines carious analytical methods, processes, and models for large-scale, complex domains like ISR; and identifies the best practices for the Air Force."
Committee on the Future U.S. Workforce for Geospatial Intelligence; Board on Earth Sciences and Resources; Board on Higher Education and Workforce; Division on Earth and Life Studies; National Research Council. Future U.S. Workforce for Geospatial Intelligence. Washington, DC: National Academy of Sciences, 2013.
This report analyzes the geospatial intelligence workforce in 10 areas..., including 5 core areas ... and 5 emerging areas.... The availability of expertise in these areas was assessed using education and labor statistics collected from government sources. Gaps in expertise relative to NGA's needs were identified by comparing the statistics to information on NGA's current scientist and analyst positions and published assessments of demand for geospatial occupations."
Committee on National Security Implications of Climate Change for U.S. Naval Forces. National Research Council. National Security Implications of Climate Change for U.S. Naval Forces. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 2011. [http://www.nap.edu]
"[T]he committee found that even the most moderate current trends in climate, if continued, will present new national security challenges for the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. While the timing, degree, and consequences of future climate change impacts remain uncertain, many changes are already underway in regions around the world, such as in the Arctic, and call for action by U.S. naval leadership in response."
Committee on Science and Technology for Countering Terrorism. National Research Council. Making the Nation Safer: The Role of Science and Technology in Countering Terrorism. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 2002.
Mazzafro, I&NS 19.1, finds that this work "is impressive for its scope and insight, but is also short on specific scientific recommendations and reads like an almanac." Although it is "now dated and [is] somewhat difficult to read because of style and length," the book does provide "a systemic way of looking at the enormity of the challenges associated with protecting the US from the multitude of terrorist threats."
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