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Air Force Scientific Advisory Board Unveils Study Areas for 2018

A U.S. Air Force-sponsored scientific advisory board has unveiled two major studies the group plans to conduct in 2018 as part of efforts to address topics prioritized by the Air Force secretary and chief of staff.

The Air Force Scientific Advisory Board’s first study area will focus on critical air, space and cyber technology development needs in the 2030s as well as recommend ways to speed up and reduce costs of technology delivery to warfighters, the military branch said Thursday.

The study will also complement an Air Force Research Laboratory-led review of the service branch’s research priorities and strategy that was announced last week.

The board’s second study will explore the Air Force’s current capacities and limitations in command and control as well as evaluate methods to optimize the resilience of such systems.

AFSAB consists of science, technology and engineering professionals from national laboratories, universities, industry and federally funded research and development centers.

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