Appendix B

Terms of Reference

An ad hoc committee will plan and convene one workshop consisting of three 2-day meetings (spaced a month apart for logistical reasons) to: (1) consider directed energy technologies available to the Air Force; and (2) the potential application of directed energy technology to Air Force mission needs, with an emphasis on the defensive employment of directed energy capabilities against notional offensive weapons.

The committee will develop the agenda for the workshop, select and invite speakers and discussants and moderate the discussions.

In organizing the workshop, the committee might also consider additional topics close to and in line with those mentioned above. The meetings will use a mix of individual presentations, panels, breakout discussions, and question-and-answer sessions to develop an understanding of the relevant issues. Key stakeholders would be identified and invited to participate. One individually authored workshop summary document will be prepared by a designated rapporteur.



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Appendix B Terms of Reference An ad hoc committee will plan and convene one workshop consisting of three 2-day meetings (spaced a month apart for logistical reasons) to: (1) consider directed energy technologies available to the Air Force; and (2) the potential application of directed energy technology to Air Force mission needs, with an emphasis on the defensive employment of directed energy capabilities against notional offensive weapons. The committee will develop the agenda for the workshop, select and invite speakers and discussants and moderate the discussions. In organizing the workshop, the committee might also consider additional topics close to and in line with those mentioned above. The meetings will use a mix of individual presentations, panels, breakout discussions, and question-and-answer sessions to develop an understanding of the relevant issues. Key stakeholders would be identified and invited to participate. One individually authored workshop summary document will be prepared by a designated rapporteur. 50