THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Policy and Global Affairs
Board on Global Science and Technology
Committee on Globalization of Science and Technology:
Opportunities and Challenges for the Department of Defense
Ruth David, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Analytic Services, Inc. and Co-chair, Committee on Globalization of Science and Technology: Opportunities and Challenges for the Department of Defense, Policy and Global Affairs, National Research Council
Strategic Engagement in Global S&T:
Opportunities for Defense Research
This new report, from the National Academies, assesses the opportunities and challenges stemming from the globalization of S&T and the implications for the Department of Defense (DoD) and its Services. The report considers DoD strategies in the three Services for leveraging global S&T and implementation and coordination of these strategies across DoD. It explores models for global S&T engagement utilized by other domestic and foreign organizations and assesses how the ongoing globalization of S&T may impact research funding, priorities, and workforce needs, as well as issues of building and maintaining trusted relationships and avoiding technology surprises.
This briefing was for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on June 30, 2014 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.