The U.S. Air Force is developing new force capabilities appropriate to an emerging array of threats. It is clear that advances in information science and technology (IS&T) are essential for most of these new capabilities. As a consequence, the Air Force is finding it necessary to refocus its IS&T basic research program to provide stronger support for reaching these goals. To assist this effort, the AFOSR asked the NRC for a study to create a vision and plan for the IS&T-related programs within the Office s Mathematics and Space Science Directorate. This report provides an assessment of basic research needs for Air Force systems and communications, software, information management and integration, and human interactions with IS&T systems. The report also offers a set of priorities for basic IS&T research, and an analysis of funding mechanisms its support.
Table of Contents
|3 Basic Research for Air Force Network Systems and Communications||34-51|
|4 Basic Research for Air Force Software||52-59|
|5 Basic Research for Air Force Information Management and Integration||60-68|
|6 Basic Research for Human Interactions with Air Force IS&T Systems||70-78|
|7 Priorities in Basic IS&T Research for the Air Force||79-85|
|8 Funding Mechanisms||86-89|
|9 Future Considerations||90-95|
|Appendix A: Meeting Agendas||97-104|
|Appendix B: Acronyms||105-106|
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