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Recommendation. OAAT should define the technical approaches to achieving its objectives in terms of specific actions. Suggested approaches to overcoming technical barriers might be solicited from the larger technical community, particularly when innovations or nontraditional technologies are needed.
Recommendation. To enhance the overall credibility of the plan, OAAT should do the following:
clearly state the bases for the technical targets
explain the proposed procedures for updating and refining targets as more data become available
ensure that targets for the various technologies are defined consistently in terms of efficiencies and functional units
Recommendation. To ensure implementation of the plan in the face of budget uncertainties, the OAAT should prioritize R&D both within and across technology areas.
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