The committee did not conduct a detailed audit of the present AFOSR IS&T programs other than to review the brief summaries that were provided. Such an audit was not within its mandate, and the committee took a blank-slate approach to defining an IS&T vision and a basic research program. By identifying the basic research challenges that underpin team-focused, network-enabled technologies rather than those suggested by specific Air Force or DOD systems and programs, the committee aimed to define an IS&T program that will remain relevant regardless of how particular technology foci might vary over the coming years.

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