for further consideration. The overall study is designed to inform the development of near-term basic research programs leading to applied research and specific applications in the long term. Therefore, many of the discussions were more broadly applicable to a wide range of testing and assessment conditions, rather than to the narrowly focused needs of Army assessment and selection.

This publication is a summary and synthesis of the two-day workshop held in fulfillment of phase 1 of the study. Readers of this summary should keep in mind that it is only reporting on the presentations and discussions of individuals at the workshop. In particular, any opinions, conclusions, or recommendations reported here are solely those of the individuals who offered them. The presentations and discussions were limited by the time available for the workshop; see the Appendix for the workshop agenda and list of participants. Potentially important subjects and areas of research that were not covered during the workshop are not included here, and their omission from this summary should not be interpreted as an assessment of their value, but only that time did not allow their inclusion. There was no attempt to reach consensus at the workshop, and any statements that appear in this workshop summary should not be taken as indicative of the ultimate conclusions and recommendations that the committee may include in its final report at the end of the second phase. This summary was prepared by a rapporteur and summarizes views expressed by individual workshop participants. The NRC is responsible only for its overall quality and accuracy as a record of what transpired at the workshop.


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