Description of Agenda (and Acronyms)
Thrust Area 1 (TA1): Science of WMD Sensing and Recognition - Generation of information that provides knowledge of the presence, identity, and/or quantity of material or energy in the environment that may be significant. TA1 topics reviewed: Point Detection, Nuclear Forensics, and Standoff Detection.
Thrust Area 2 (TA2): Network Sciences - Convergence of computer, information, mathematical, natural, and social science, including social networks and prediction of adversarial intent to employ WMD.
TA2 topics reviewed: Computational Sciences, Situation Awareness for Effective C-WMD Strategies, Preserving Performance in a WMD Environment, Network Theory for Understanding Robustness, and Physical Networks.
Thrust Area 3 (TA3): Science for Protection - Knowledge to protect life and life-sustaining resources including threat containment, decontamination, threat filtering, and shielding of systems.
TA3 topics reviewed: Ordered Materials for Blast Mitigation, Radiation-Resistant Model Systems, Conserved Element for Zoonotic Transmission, Biological Systems of Structured Materials Production, Radiation Failure Mechanisms in Robotic Systems, Radiation Effects in Microelectronics, and Laser-Driven Intense X-ray Sources,
Thrust Area 4 (TA4): Science to Defeat WMD - Phenomena that improves success of defeat actions (use of weapons) including explosives, accessing target WMDs such as bio agents and weapon modeling.
TA4 topics reviewed: Amorphous Metals for Penetrator Cases, Penetration into Granular Media, Meso Diagnostics, Meso-scale Modeling and Verification, Multi-scale Modeling, Nano-sized Thermometers, Agent Defeat Reactions and Modeling, Agent Defeat Materials and Properties, and High Energy Density Materials.
Thrust Area 5 (TA5): Science to Secure WMD - Environmentally responsible processes to secure, neutralize and control WMD and disrupt proliferation pathways.
TA5 topics reviewed: Nano-scale Radiation Indicators, Novel Materials for Unattended Sensing, Nuclear Test Verification and Monitoring, and Ultra-low Level Detection of Nuclear Materials.
CB/JSTO: Chemical Biological Defense Program and Joint Science & Technology Office.
Technical Areas reviewed: Design of Molecular Interactions, Protective Materials Basic Science, Detection & Diagnostics Basic Research, Interfacial Dynamics & Reactivity, and Translational Medical Basic Research.