Statement of Task
An ad hoc committee will plan and conduct a two day workshop on selected national security implications of recent advances in adaptive structural materials. The workshop will feature invited presentations and panelists and include discussions on adaptive structural materials research and application that could create a technological surprise to our Nation's security and require US Defense Department intelligence monitoring and advance warning to allow national leaders to take action. The committee will plan the agenda, select and invite speakers and discussants, and moderate the discussions.
The content of this report is divided between two chapters which correspond to the discussions and presentations on each day. Chapter 2 summarizes presentations and discussions held on the first day of the workshop, July 11, 2012. Chapter 3 chronicles the discussions from the second day of the workshop, July 12, 2012. The three appendices contain, in order, the biographies of the committee members, the agenda and list of attendees, and the biographies of the presenters. A distinction is noted in Chapters 2 and 3 as to whether the material is from the presenters or from participant discussion.