In the coming years, complex domestic and international environments and challenges to national security will continue. Intelligence analysts and the intelligence community will need access to the appropriate tools and developing knowledge about threats to national security in order to provide the best information to policy makers. Research and knowledge from the social and behavioral sciences (SBS) can help inform the work of intelligence analysis; however, in the past, bringing important findings from research to bear on the day-to-day work of intelligence analysis has been difficult.
In order to understand how knowledge from science can be directed and applied to help the intelligence community fulfill its critical responsibilities, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will undertake a 2-year survey of the social and behavioral sciences. To launch this discussion, a summit designed to highlight cutting-edge research and identify future directions for research in a few areas of the social and behavioral sciences was held in October 2016. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the summit.
Table of Contents
|2 Opening Remarks||3-6|
|3 Needs of the Intelligence Community||7-14|
|4 First Research Session: Brain and Neuroscience||15-24|
|5 Second Research Session: Social Interaction||25-34|
|6 Third Research Session: Behavioral Genetics||35-44|
|7 Fourth Research Session: Risk and Decision-Making||45-56|
|8 Summative Remarks||57-60|
|Appendix A: Social and Behavioral Sciences for National Security: A Decadal Survey Statement of Task||61-62|
|Appendix B: Summit Agenda and List of Participants||63-70|
|Appendix C: Biographical Sketches of Summit Planning Committee and Presenters||71-80|
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