Leveraging Expertise Throughout the National Academies

BGST has worked with a number of units throughout the National Academies with subject area expertise and /or international S&T interests to take advantage of the expertise in other programs. Appendix E lists several of the programs that BGST has or intends to work with to bolster a collective understanding of global science and technology.

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For the near future the BGST will continue to experiment with various ways of assessing the global S&T landscape in emerging areas, including use of the Ning site and the template assessment tool. However, the main focus will involve another experiment—using NRC study committees with a fast-track study format to assess the trends in global S&T in a specific technical domain of interest to the DoD. The goal is to have a report completed in six months of the first committee meeting. The first study being undertaken is a fast-track assessment of Global Approaches to Advanced Computing.

Sincerely,

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Ruth David, Ph.D.

Chair, BGST

President and CEO, Analytic Services Inc.



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