Appendix E
Questions Presented to Panels

The following questions, provided by the DIA/DWO, were posed to two parallel panel sessions in the symposium to motivate discussion by panel participants.

 

Technology Surprise Problems

S&TI (Scientific and Technical Intelligence) Solutions

WHO

Whom do you see as future creators of technology surprise?

  • Can you name your top three in order of concern?

Whom do you go to for information on technology developments that may lead to surprise?

  • Whom do you formally task for S&TI?

  • Do you trust them to provide technically correct, balanced assessments? Why or why not?

Responses may be nations, regions, transnational entities, institutions, individuals, etc.

WHAT

What are your top five technology surprise concerns?

  • At the strategic level?

  • At the operational level?

  • At the tactical level?

What specific type of S&TI is most useful for your Command?

  • Long-term forecasts?

  • Technology transfer risk assessments?

  • Current military system capabilities?

What do you consider to be critical U.S. technologies that must be protected (e.g., night-vision technology)?

  • Where do your program managers go with questions or ideas about protecting our critical technologies?

 

What positive action/changes have you been able to take in response to S&TI information you have received? What failures have occurred due to a lack of S&TI information?



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Appendix E Questions Presented to Panels The following questions, provided by the DIA/DWO, were posed to two parallel panel sessions in the symposium to motivate discussion by panel participants. S&TI (Scientific and Technical Technology Surprise Problems Intelligence) Solutions WHO Whom do you see as future creators of Whom do you go to for information on technology surprise? technology developments that may lead • Can you name your top three in order to surprise? • Whom do you formally task for of concern? S&TI? • Do you trust them to provide Responses may be nations, regions, technically correct, balanced transnational entities, institutions, assessments? Why or why not? indiiduals, etc. WHAT What are your top five technology surprise What specific type of S&TI is most concerns? useful for your Command? • At the strategic level? • Long-term forecasts? • At the operational level? • Technology transfer risk • At the tactical level? assessments? • Current military system capabilities? What do you consider to be critical U.S. technologies that must be protected (e.g., What positive action/changes have you night-vision technology)? been able to take in response to S&TI • Where do your program managers go information you have received? with questions or ideas about protecting What failures have occurred due to a our critical technologies? lack of S&TI information? continues 

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 AVOIDING TECHNOLOGY SURPRISE FOR TOMORROW’S WARFIGHTER S&TI (Scientific and Technical Technology Surprise Problems Intelligence) Solutions WHEN When do you think technology surprise is When would you like S&TI reporting to most likely to occur? be delivered to you? • What percentage of your Command’s • In response to requests for time is spent planning beyond the information? • Via IC initiative products? current conflict? • Through tailored reporting based on your unique customer profile? WHERE Where do you think technology surprise Where should the S&TI community be is most likely to occur (e.g., within focusing its effort? • Where should the responsibility for civil systems, military systems, on the battlefield, in space)? S&TI reside (e.g., at DOD, Services, • Where are the greatest vulnerabilities to Commands)? U.S. critical technologies? HOW How do you identify your S&TI needs? How do you receive S&TI (e.g., in • How effective/useful are technology person, in hard copy, electronically)? • How would you like to receive targeting risk assessments (TTRA) to program managers (are they meeting S&TI? your needs)? • How proactive is your Command in seeking out S&TI?