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Terms of Reference

An ad hoc committee will plan and convene one 3-day public workshop, which will bring together national and international experts, to examine a wide range of prototyping issues in government, industry and academia and provide individual recommendations for a renewed prototype program. Specific program elements that will be addressed during the workshop include: (1) program goals; (2) program design, implementation, practices, and funding levels; and (3) changes to existing policy, as necessary, to ensure the program’s effectiveness and efficiency. Special attention will be given to the appropriate application of prototyping as a tool for technology/system development and sustainment, including recommended annual funding. The workshop will examine the positive and negative effects of a renewed Air Force prototype program on the government and industry workforce.

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 workshop 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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B Terms of Reference An ad hoc committee will plan and convene one 3-day public workshop, which will bring together national and international experts, to examine a wide range of prototyping issues in government, industry and academia and provide individual recommendations for a renewed prototype program. Specific program elements that will be addressed during the workshop include: (1) program goals; (2) program design, implementation, practices, and funding levels; and (3) changes to existing policy, as necessary, to ensure the program’s effectiveness and efficiency. Special attention will be given to the appropriate application of prototyping as a tool for technology/system development and sustainment, including recommended annual funding. The workshop will examine the positive and negative effects of a renewed Air Force prototype program on the government and industry workforce. 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 top- ics close to and in line with those mentioned above. The workshop 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 Sum- mary document will be prepared by a designated rapporteur. 24