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Summary of Meetings

January 13-15, 2010, in Washington, D.C. First committee meeting: briefings on congressional perspectives from the Senate Armed Services Committee; introduction to ballistic missile defense systems (BMDS) from the Missile Defense Agency (MDA); BMDS and early intercept overview, MDA; Department of Defense (DOD) perspectives, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy; Department of State perspectives, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, verification compliance implementation; intelligence community perspectives, Office of the Director, National Intelligence; threat and geopolitical implications, MDA; early intercept considerations, MDA; phased adaptive approach, MDA; Aegis, MDA; kinetic energy interceptor (KEI), MDA; airborne laser, MDA; miscellaneous other boost-phase concepts, MDA; command and control, battle management, and communications, MDA.

February 16-19, 2010, in Washington, D.C. Second committee meeting: terminal high-altitude area defense (THAAD), MDA; Patriot advanced capability 3 (PAC-3), Army PEO Missiles and Space; Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS), Army PEO Missiles and Space; Aegis (more details), MDA and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory; ground-based interceptor (GBI) system, MDA; non-Aegis radars, MDA.

March 16-19, 2010, in Washington, D.C. (at the National Academies and at MDA Headquarters). Third committee meeting: BMDS discrimination, MDA; threat information relevant to BMDS, MDA; radio frequency discrimination, MDA; BMDS interceptor discrimination and handover, MDA; airborne laser (ABL) system performance, MDA; KEI, MDA; optical signature and discrimination phenomenology, MDA; current concepts for space-based approaches to



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C Summary of Meetings January 13-15, 2010, in Washington, D.C.  First committee meeting: brief- ings on congressional perspectives from the Senate Armed Services Committee; introduction to ballistic missile defense systems (BMDS) from the Missile De- fense Agency (MDA); BMDS and early intercept overview, MDA; Department of Defense (DOD) perspectives, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of De- fense for Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy; Department of State perspectives, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, verification compliance implementation; in- telligence community perspectives, Office of the Director, National Intelligence; threat and geopolitical implications, MDA; early intercept considerations, MDA; phased adaptive approach, MDA; Aegis, MDA; kinetic energy interceptor (KEI), MDA; airborne laser, MDA; miscellaneous other boost-phase concepts, MDA; command and control, battle management, and communications, MDA. February 16-19, 2010, in Washington, D.C.  Second committee meeting: ter- minal high-altitude area defense (THAAD), MDA; Patriot advanced capability 3 (PAC-3), Army PEO Missiles and Space; Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS), Army PEO Missiles and Space; Aegis (more details), MDA and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory; ground-based interceptor (GBI) system, MDA; non-Aegis radars, MDA. March 16-19, 2010, in Washington, D.C. (at the National Academies and at MDA Headquarters).  Third committee meeting: BMDS discrimination, MDA; threat information relevant to BMDS, MDA; radio frequency discrimination, MDA; BMDS interceptor discrimination and handover, MDA; airborne laser (ABL) system performance, MDA; KEI, MDA; optical signature and discrimi- nation phenomenology, MDA; current concepts for space-based approaches to 188

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APPENDIX C 189 boost-phase/ascent-phase intercept, MDA; description of existing and planned boost-phase/early-intercept phase technology demonstration programs, MDA. April 20-23, 2010, in Washington, D.C.  Fourth committee meeting: space system architecture, MDA; operational and technical details of the space-based infrared system (SBIRS), SBIRS Program Office, Aerospace Corporation and Lockheed Martin; operational and technical details of forward-based X-band radars, MDA, Mitre Corporation, and Raytheon; operational and technical details of ground-based radars, MDA, MITRE Corporation, and Raytheon; operational and technical capabilities of the Clear, Thule, and Fylingdale radars; status and capabilities of the enhanced perimeter acquisition radar characterization system and PAVE phased-array warning system, MDA, MITRE Corporation, and Ray- theon; operational and technical details of airborne sensors under consideration for supporting early intercept, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); current and emerging electro-optical sensor technologies, Utah State University, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, and the Aerospace Corporation; optical signature and discrimination phenomenology, MDA. May 18-21, 2010, in Washington, D.C. Fifth committee meeting: policy considerations related to study terms of reference, including the Ballistic Missile Defense Review and the Nuclear Posture Review, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy, Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD); acquisition and technical considerations related to study terms of refer- ence, Deputy Director, Strategic Warfare, OSD for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics; operational, policy, technical, and other considerations related to study terms of reference, director of the MDA; ballistic missile defense requirement and considerations related to study terms of reference, director, Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense/Deputy Director for Force Protection, Joint Staff, J-8; perspectives on study terms of reference, NAS, NAE, and IOM members; per- spectives on the study terms of reference, president of the Center for Security Policy, director of the Nuclear Strategy and Nonproliferation Initiative, the New America Foundation, MIT, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the Union of Concerned Scientists; and threat description and projections, Office of the Direc- tor, National Intelligence. June 15-17, 2010, at Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama.  Sixth commit- tee meeting: Missile and Space Intelligence Center (MSIC) perspectives, techni- cal director, MSIC; ground-based midcourse defense (GMD) perspectives, MDA and the Naval Surface Warfare Command; comprehensive discrimination brief- ings for early-intercept, ascent, and midcourse phases: threat identification tool- box, MDA and MIT; comprehensive discrimination briefings for early-intercept, ascent, and midcourse phases: field observations of ballistic missile threats, MDA and MIT; comprehensive discrimination briefings for early-intercept, ascent, and midcourse phases: AN/TPY-2 and SBX radar discrimination, MDA and MIT; comprehensive discrimination briefings for early-intercept, ascent, and midcourse phases: radar measurements of debris and clutter, MDA and MIT; comprehen-

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190 APPENDIX C sive discrimination briefings for early-intercept, ascent, and midcourse phases: ground-based midcourse (GM) flight test data, MDA and Boeing; comprehensive discrimination briefings for early-intercept, ascent, and midcourse phases: Aegis BMD and MDA; comprehensive discrimination briefings for early-intercept, ascent, and midcourse phases: critical measurements flight test program, MDA and MIT; comprehensive discrimination briefings for early-intercept, ascent, and midcourse phases: midcourse space experiment EO/IR data exploitation, MDA and MIT; GMD perspectives, MDA, Boeing, Northrup Grumman, and Ray- theon; Iran scenario, MDA; Israeli perspectives, consultant; THAAD perspec- tives, Lockheed; PAC-3 perspectives, MDA. June 23, 2010, at Lockheed Martin, Sunnyvale, California.  Seventh meet- ing: subcommittee meeting perspectives from Lockheed Martin on boost-phase missile defense systems and Lockheed Martin’s assessment of performance and operational capabilities, Lockheed Martin. July 13-16, 2010, in Washington, D.C. Eighth committee meeting: con- tractor perspectives, Northrop Grumman, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Alliant Tech Systems; Air Force/ MDA Operational Feasibility Study on Air-Launched Hit-to-Kill, Headquarters, USAF (A5XS) and MDA. August 17-18, at Fort Greely, Alaska, and at Colorado Springs, Colo- rado.  Ninth committee meeting: briefing by MDA and Alaska 49th Missile De- fense Battalion (GMD-BN); distributed multiechelon training system (DMETS), NORTHCOM J31; SIV/SILO visit, NORTHCOM J31; missile field tour, NORTHCOM J31; missile defense element, NORTHCOM J31; DMETS run and discussion, NORTHCOM J31; Two-command brief, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and NORTHCOM; commander, NORAD and NORTHCOM brief; ballistic missile defense intelligence update and discussion, NORTHCOM J31; observation of Night Blue exercise, NORTHCOM J31. September 12-17, 2010, at Woods Hole, Massachusetts.  Tenth committee meeting: writing meeting, full committee. October 19-22, 2010, in Washington, D.C. Eleventh committee meeting: writing meeting, entire committee. November 8-12, 2010, at NAS Beckman Center, Irvine, California.  Twelfth committee meeting: writing meeting, full committee. January 18-21, 2011, at Washington, D.C.  Thirteenth committee meeting: writing meeting, full committee. February 14-18, 2011, at Washington, D.C.  Fourteenth committee meeting: writing meeting, partial committee. March 7-11, 2011, at RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, Californina.  Fif- teenth committee meeting: writing meeting, partial committee. March 20-25, 2011, at NAS Beckman Center, Irvine, California.  Sixteenth committee meeting: writing meeting, full committee.

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APPENDIX C 191 May 16-20, 2011, at Washington, D.C., and at RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California. Seventeenth committee meeting: writing session, partial committee at East and West Coast sites. July 27-29, 2011, at Washington, D.C. Eighteenth committee meeting: response-to-review session, partial committee.