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   DBASSE - TOPICS

Aging

Behavior and Cognition

Children, Youth, and Families

Defense and National Security

Economy and the Workforce

Education

Humans, Systems, and Technologies

Law, Crime, and Justice

National Surveys and Statistics

Population and Demography

Research Quality and Use

Society and the Environment

Testing and Assessment

Defense and National Security

The behavioral and social sciences have much to contribute to policies on national security and defense policy – for example, offering insights into how people behave under battlefield stress and how intelligence analysts can improve their predictions and collaboration.  See also:

 

Current Projects
 
The Context of Military Environments: Social and Organizational Factors
This study will identify and assess social and organizational factors that influence the behavior of individuals within the context of military environments and recommend an agenda for future U.S. Army Research Institute research in these areas.
 

Measuring Human Capabilities: Performance Potential of Individuals and Collectives
This study will inform U.S. Army policy, procedures, and future research through an exploration of recent and emerging science related to the measurement of individual capability and the combination of individual capabilities to create collective capacity to perform.

 
Theory and Application of Reliability Growth Modeling to Defense Systems
This project is the latest in a series of studies on improving the statistical methods used in defense system testing....
 
Reports
   
Sexual Exploitation cover Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States (CLAJ, BOCYF, IOM)
2013

This report is a comprehensive examination and synthesis of current research on commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of minors in the United States.
   
Individuals and Groups Workshop cover New Directions in Assessing Performance of Individuals and Groups: Workshop Summary (BBCSS)
2013


This report explores the answers to questions on making efficient and accurate assessments of large pools of job applicants, measuring individual performance potential, as well as creating group compositions to maximize collective capacity to perform.
   
Gun Violence cover web Priorities for Research to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-Related Violence (CLAJ, IOM)
2013

In 2010, more than 105,000 people were injured of killed in the United States as the result of a firearm-related incident. This report presents a potential research agenda that focuses on the causes of, possible interventions to, and strategies to minimize the burden of firearm-related violence.
   

 


Climate and Social Stress: Implications for Security Analysis  (BECS)
2013

Climate change can reasonably be expected to increase the frequency and intensity of a variety of potentially disruptive environmental events--slowly at first, but then more quickly. It is prudent to... Read more


Industrial Methods for the Effective Development and Testing of Defense Systems  (CNSTAT,BAST)
2012

During the past decade and a half, the National Research Council, through its Committee on National Statistics, has carried out a number of studies on the application of statistical methods to improve... Read more


Threatening Communications and Behavior: Perspectives on the Pursuit of Public Figures  (BBCSS)
2011

Today's world of rapid social, technological, and behavioral change provides new opportunities for communications with few limitations of time and space. Through these communications, people leave... Read more


Intelligence Analysis: Behavioral and Social Scientific Foundations  (BBCSS)
2011

The U.S. intelligence community (IC) is a complex human enterprise whose success depends on how well the people in it perform their work. Although often aided by sophisticated technologies, these... Read more


Intelligence Analysis for Tomorrow: Advances from the Behavioral and Social Sciences  (BBCSS)
2011

The intelligence community (IC) plays an essential role in the national security of the United States. Decision makers rely on IC analyses and predictions to reduce uncertainty and to provide warnings... Read more


Sociocultural Data to Accomplish Department of Defense Missions: Toward a Unified Social Framework: Workshop Summary  (BOHSI)
2011

Sociocultural Data to Accomplish Department of Defense Missions: Toward a Unified Social Framework summarizes presentations and discussions that took place on August 16-17, 2010, at a National... Read more


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