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2019-2020

ASSESSMENT OF THE ARMY RESEARCH LABORATORY
INTERIM REPORT

Army Research Laboratory Technical Assessment Board

Laboratory Assessments Board

Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

A Consensus Study Report of

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ARMY RESEARCH LABORATORY TECHNICAL ASSESSMENT BOARD

JENNIE S. HWANG, NAE,1 Case Western Reserve University; H-Technologies Group, Chair

FREDERICK R. CHANG, NAE, Southern Methodist University

MARK EBERHART, Colorado School of Mines

PRABHAT HAJELA, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

WESLEY L. HARRIS, NAE, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

WILLIAM S. MARRAS, NAE, Ohio State University

DANIEL A. REED, The University of Utah

LESLIE E. SMITH, National Institute of Standards and Technology (emeritus)

DAVID A. WEITZ, NAS2/NAE, Harvard University

Staff

AZEB GETACHEW, Senior Program Assistant

EVA LABRE, Administrative Coordinator

JAMES P. MCGEE, Director

ARUL MOZHI, Senior Program Officer

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1 Member, National Academy of Engineering.

2 Member, National Academy of Sciences.

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. 2019-2020 Assessment of the Army Research Laboratory: Interim Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25819.
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PANEL ON HUMAN FACTORS SCIENCE AT THE ARMY RESEARCH LABORATORY

WILLIAM S. MARRAS, NAE, Ohio State University, Chair

HENNY ADMONI, Carnegie Mellon University

MONICA ANDERSON (HERZOG), University of Alabama

ELLEN J. BASS, Drexel University

FREDERICK R. CHANG, NAE, Southern Methodist University

ERIN K. CHIOU, Arizona State University

MATTHEW C. GOMBOLAY, Georgia Institute of Technology

MICHAEL A. GOODRICH, Brigham Young University

WAYNE D. GRAY, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

MOSHE KAM, New Jersey Institute of Technology

MARGARET L. LOPER, Georgia Tech Research Institute

ARNOLD M. LUND, University of Washington, Bothell

NATHAN J. MCNEESE, Clemson University

KATHERINE L. MORSE, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

NADINE B. SARTER, NAE, University of Michigan

CAROLYN M. SOMMERICH, Ohio State University

LAURA D. STRATER, Raytheon Company

MOHAN M. TRIVEDI, University of California, San Diego

DOUGLAS J. WEBER, University of Pittsburgh

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. 2019-2020 Assessment of the Army Research Laboratory: Interim Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25819.
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PANEL ON INFORMATION SCIENCE AT THE ARMY RESEARCH LABORATORY

PRABHAT HAJELA, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Co-Chair

DANIEL A. REED, The University of Utah, Co-Chair

RALPH C. ALDREDGE, III, University of California, Davis

JEAN M. ANDINO, Arizona State University

PETER A. BELING, University of Virginia

BIR BHANU, University of California, Riverside

IAIN D. BOYD, University of Michigan

JENNI L. EVANS, The Pennsylvania State University

HAYM B. HIRSH, Cornell University

GEORGE KARYPIS, University of Minnesota

JOHN M. LANICCI, University of South Alabama

TERRY P. LEWIS, Booz Allen Hamilton

KYRAN D. MISH, Sandia National Laboratories

J. GREGORY MORRISETT, Cornell University

RADIA J. PERLMAN, NAE, EMC Corporation

PADMA RAGHAVAN, Vanderbilt University

DAWN M. TILBURY, University of Michigan

PETER K. WILLETT, University of Connecticut

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LABORATORY ASSESSMENTS BOARD

ROSS B. COROTIS, NAE, University of Colorado, Boulder, Chair

WESLEY L. HARRIS, NAE, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

JENNIE S. HWANG, NAE, Case Western Reserve University; H-Technologies Group

W. CARL LINEBERGER, NAS, JILA,3 University of Colorado, Boulder

C. KUMAR N. PATEL, NAS/NAE, University of California, Los Angeles; Pranalytica, Inc.

ELSA REICHMANIS, NAE, Georgia Institute of Technology

LYLE H. SCHWARTZ, NAE, University of South Florida, Tampa

Staff

AZEB GETACHEW, Senior Program Assistant

EVA LABRE, Administrative Coordinator

JAMES P. MCGEE, Director

ARUL MOZHI, Senior Program Officer

MARTIN OFFUTT, Senior Program Officer

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3 JILA, formerly known as the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics, is a physical science research institute located on the University of Colorado, Boulder, campus. JILA is jointly operated by the University of Colorado and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

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Acknowledgment of Reviewers

This Consensus Study Report was reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in making each published report as sound as possible and to ensure that it meets the institutional standards for quality, objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process.

We thank the following individuals for their review of this report:

William F. Brinkman, NAS,1 Princeton University,

Phillip Colella, NAS, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory,

Barbara A. Dosher, NAS, University of California, Irvine,

Ayanna Howard, Georgia Institute of Technology,

Michael I. Posner, NAS/NAM,2 University of Oregon,

Jennifer Rexford, NAE,3 Princeton University, and

Charles K. Westbrook, NAE, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Although the reviewers listed above provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the conclusions or recommendations of this report nor did they see the final draft before its release. The review of this report was overseen by Steven J. Wallach, NAE, Los Alamos National Laboratory. He was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with the standards of the National Academies and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content rests entirely with the authoring committee and the National Academies.

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1 Member, National Academy of Sciences.

2 Member, National Academy of Medicine.

3 Member, National Academy of Engineering.

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