Because all five major research areas listed in Table 7-1 contribute synergistically to the future fielding of team-focused, network-enabled systems, progress toward that vision is dependent on a balanced research effort across all five areas. However, overall funding would have to increase significantly to support such an effort, a conviction that is contained in the following recommendation:

Recommendation. The committee recommends a significant increase in IS&T funding within AFOSR, centered around research to support team-focused, network-enabled systems of interest to the Air Force.

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