DSB Tackles New Tall Order

The Defense Science Board’s good rep faces a keen challenge with a 2006 summer study tasking—identify new ways the military can “counter or negate [non-state actor] safe havens and provide more effective capability in the new mission areas [of stability operations and domestic civil support].” There are six other pieces to this tasking, which the Pentagon has called “The 2006 Summer Study on 21st Century Strategic Technology Vectors.” The tasks range from a review of previous attempts to identify critical technologies covering these missions to identification of “mechanisms to accelerate and assure” technology transition into military capabilities. Whew!