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Project Title: Decadal Survey of Social and Behavioral Sciences for Applications to National Security

PIN: DBASSE-BBCSS-17-02         

Major Unit:
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit:
Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences
Intelligence Community Studies Board

RSO:
Bhatt, Sujeeta

Subject/Focus Area:
Behavioral and Social Sciences; National Security and Defense


Meeting 1: Decadal Survey of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Applications to National Security
March 23, 2017 - March 24, 2017
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001


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If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:


Contact Name: Hannah During
Email: hhduring@nas.edu
Phone: 202-334-1511
Fax:


Agenda:

Committee on a Decadal Survey of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Applications to National Security

PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA

March 23, 2017
Keck Center of the National Academies
500 Fifth St. N.W., Room 105 & 106
Washington, D.C.

9:15 a.m. Welcome & Study Introductions
• Barbara Wanchisen, Director, Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences
- Welcome and Brief Introduction to the National Academies
• Sujeeta Bhatt, Study Director, Social and Behavioral Sciences for National Security: A Decadal Survey
- Open session rules
• Paul Sackett, Committee Chair, University of Minnesota
- Introduction of Committee Members, Sponsor, Staff, and Attendees
- Introduction of Sponsor

9:40 a.m. Sponsor Perspective
• David Honey, Director of Science and Technology, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
- Charge & expectations of the consensus report

10:00 a.m. Reflections on the October 2016 Summit
• Sallie Keller, Biocomplexity Institute, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

10:15 a.m. Nature & Expectations of a Decadal Survey
• Roger D. Blandford, School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University

10:45 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m. Framing the Issues: Challenges Facing National Security and Intelligence Analysts
- What are some of the challenges faced by analysts within the intelligence and national security communities with respect to utilizing SBS research?
- How can this decadal survey best explore the use of social and behavioral science to address the needs of analysts?
• Rita Bush, National Security Agency
• Charles R. Gaukel, National Intelligence Council
• George Gerliczy, Office of Strategic Programs, Central Intelligence Agency
• Nancy Hayden, Sandia National Laboratories

12:00 p.m. Follow-up Questions & Comments
• Paul Sackett, Committee Chair, Facilitator

12:15 p.m. Break for Lunch*
*The webcast will pause during lunch and the CREST presentation and resume at the beginning of the SBS Research Panel (1:45 p.m.).

1:15 p.m. Research for Analysis
- What are some of the challenges faced by analysts within the national security and intelligence communities?
- In what ways, can and does research in social and behavioral sciences support the work of analysts?
• Emma Barrett, Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST)
• Presenter to be confirmed

1:45 p.m. Research Panel (Webcast resumes)
- How does research in political science and social and political psychology provide insight into issues of national security and/or intelligence analysis?
- What are future directions for SBS research?
• Bear Braumoeller, The Ohio State University
• Sarah Croco, University of Maryland
• Michael Desch, University of Notre Dame

2:45 p.m. Break

3:00 p.m. Research Panel (Continued)
- How does research in political science and social and political psychology provide insight into issues of national security and/or intelligence analysis?
- What are future directions of SBS research?
• Ian McCulloh, Johns Hopkins University of Applied Physics Lab
• Leah Windsor, The University of Memphis

4:00 p.m. Panelist Discussion
• How can the science provide an interdisciplinary approach to addressing IC challenges?

4:30 p.m. Meeting Open for Public Comments

5:00 p.m. Closing Comments
• Paul Sackett, Committee Chair

5:15 p.m. Adjourn Open Session

CROWD RELEASE: Please be aware that this meeting will be webcast. By entering the meeting room, you consent to your voice and likeness being recorded for use on television and in any media now known or hereafter devised in perpetuity, and you release the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine from any liability due to such usages. If you wish to remain off camera, please sit in the overflow room in Keck 106.

The Decadal Survey of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Applications to National Security is conducted by the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences and sponsored by: Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)


Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
In Person:
Paul Sackett
Joseph Arvai
Gary Berntson
Nancy Cooke
Barbara Dosher
Jeffrey Johnson
Sallie Keller
Carmen Medina
Fran Moore
Joy Rohde
Jeffrey Taliaferro
Jeremy Wolfe

By Phone/WebEx:
Noshir Contractor
Mauro Guillen


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
• Orientation on the NAS consensus study process
• Committee conflict of interest and bias discussion
• Discussed statement of task and project timeline
• Reviewed information gained from summit and March 23 presentations and first round of white papers
• Planned for second call for white papers
• Planned for future meetings

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
• Agenda, roster, member bios, and travel information
• Journal articles related to social and behavioral sciences and national security


Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: April 4, 2017