in various specific disciplines, few individuals are trained with multidisciplinary capabilities. DOD should explore the possibility of developing multidisciplinary training in-house or in targeted university programs.

Finding 2-6. Areas of near-term technological focus with relevance to DOD’s mission include the following: advanced robotics and autonomous systems; intelligence collection; cyber warfare (defensive and offensive); human-machine interactions on human terms; means to detect and neutralize biothreats; military applications of the biosciences (systems biology, biosensors, etc.); military applications of the information sciences; and nanotechnology (for innovative materials and other applications).

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