21 June 2001


[Federal Register: June 21, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 120)]
[Page 33238]
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Office of the Secretary

Defense Science Board

AGENCY: Department of Defense.

ACTION: Notice of Advisory Committee Meeting.


SUMMARY: The Defense Science Board (DSB) Summer Study will meet in 
closed session August 13-24, 2001, at the Beckman Center, Irvine, CA. 
At these meetings, the Defense Science Board will discuss interim 
findings and recommendations resulting from two ongoing Task Force 
activities: Defense Science & Technology (S&T) and Precision Targeting.
    The mission of the Defense Science Board is to advise the Secretary 
of Defense and the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, 
Technology & Logistics on scientific and technical matters as they 
affect the perceived needs of the Department of Defense. At these 
meetings, the Board will address the issues involved in assuring that 
the U.S. continues to gain access to and develop technology from which 
to gain military advantage. They will consider future technologies that 
should be developed and exploited for military applications, 
particularly potential technologies that provide the U.S. military an 
asymmetric advantage in conflict, in deployment, and at home; the 
appropriate mix of in-house, contractor, university and commercial 
providers of basic and applied research and of advanced development; 
how DoD can leverage technology that is under development and produced 
globally in commercial industry, as well as that which is being 
discovered and demonstrated in the S&T programs funded by both other 
U.S. agencies and other nations; the situation of and the contribution 
of the DoD laboratories in this changing world; and how to maintain 
excellence in in-house S&T endeavors.
    The Board will also examine the full range of the precision weapons 
targeting in tactical military operations, from target execution, 
location, and identification through mission execution and damage 
assessment. Specifically, all planned precision weapons programs and 
procurements will be examined to determine the degree to which these 
weapons are compatible with targeting requirements for different target 
classes; the degree to which existing and planned reconnaissance and 
surveillance assets are used to effectively develop target sets, real 
time targeting data and perform battle damage assessment under varied 
degrees of cover, concealment and deception; our ability to identify 
and precisely locate targets while minimizing false alarms using 
automatic target recognition techniques and precision location 
technologies; and our ability to attack moving targets.
    In accordance with Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act, P.L. No. 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. II), it has been 
determined that these Defense Science Board meetings, concern matters 
listed in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(1), and that accordingly these meetings will 
be closed to the public.

    Dated: June 14, 2001.
L.M. Bynum,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
[FR Doc. 01-15594 Filed 6-20-01; 8:45 am]