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NEWLY RELEASED REPORTS AND WORKSHOP PROCEEDINGS

 

Owning the Technical Baseline for Acquisition Programs in the U.S. Air Force (2016)

 

The Role of Experimentation Campaigns in the Air Force Innovation Life Cycle (2016)

 

The Role of Experimentation Campaigns in the Air Force Innovation Life Cycle - Proceedings of a Workshop (2016)

 

Optimizing the Air Force Acquisition Strategy of Secure and Reliable Electronic Components - Proceedings of a Workshop (2016)

 

A Threat to America's Global Vigilance, Reach, and Power - High Speed, Maneuvering Weapons: Unclassified Summary (2016) 

 

 

 

 


 

    MEET OUR BOARD CHAIR

2015 Fraser

GENERAL DOUGLAS M. FRASER


General Douglas Fraser retired from the U.S. Air Force in January 2013 after a 37 year career. Since retiring, General Fraser works as a global security consultant with several U.S. defense companies and is the Principal of Doug Fraser, LLC. His last assignment in the U.S. armed forces was as the Commander, U.S. Southern Command, responsible for U.S. military operations in Central and South America and the Caribbean. In this capacity, General Fraser was responsible for leading Department of Defense relief efforts following the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Prior to commanding U.S. Southern Command, he served as the Deputy Commander, U.S. Pacific Command from 2008-2009.  General Fraser commanded operational flying units across the U.S. Air Force at the squadron, group, and wing levels.

  

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  FEATURED AIR FORCE STUDIES BOARD REPORT

 

 

Owning the Technical Baseline for Acquisition Programs in the U.S. Air Force (2016)

 

Owning the Technical Baseline for Acquisition Programs in the U.S. Air Force discusses the strategic value to the Air Force of owning the technical baseline and the risk of not owning it and highlights key aspects of how agencies other than the Air Force own the technical baseline for their acquisition programs. This report identifies specific barriers to owning the technical baseline for the Air Force and makes recommendations to help guide the Air Force in overcoming those barriers.

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    FEATURED REPORT FROM AROUND THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES

 

National Security Space Defense and Protection: Public Report (2016)

 

National Security Space Defense and Protection reviews the range of options available to address threats to space systems, in terms of deterring hostile actions, defeating hostile actions, and surviving hostile actions, and assesses potential strategies and plans to counter such threats. This report recommends architectures, capabilities, and courses of action to address such threats and actions to address affordability, technology risk, and other potential barriers or limiting factors in implementing such courses of action.

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For more information, please contact Joan Fuller at jfuller@nas.edu.