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Project Title:

A Strategy for Acquiring Secure and Reliable Electronic Components for Air Force Weapon Systems
PIN: DEPS-AFSB-16-02        

Major Unit:

Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit: Air Force Studies Board DEPS

RSO: Fuller, Joan

Subject/Focus Area: Computers and Information Technology; Engineering and Technology; Math, Chemistry, and Physics

Project Scope
In 2016, the Air Force requested that the Air Force Studies Board (AFSB) convene a workshop on Optimizing the Acquisition Strategy of Secure and Reliable Electronic Components.  Following the release of the workshop report in August 2016, the Air Force requested that the AFSB undertake a study to address many of the questions raised during the workshop.  In response to this request, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will appoint an ad hoc committee to conduct a study in accordance with institutional procedures. The committee will then:
Review and describe current Air Force acquisition policies and requirements for secure and reliable microelectronic components. Compare these with approaches used by other Services, the intelligence community, and industry.

Identify and describe Air Force capabilities requiring secure and reliable microelectronic components.

Identify and describe the current and forecasted (on a 5-year horizon) range of threats to the supply chain.

Identify and describe acceptable levels of trust required for those Air Force capabilities identified as requiring secure and reliable microelectronic components. 

Recommend ways to resource and institutionalize future Air Force acquisition of secure and reliable microelectronic components.  A report, which addresses the terms of reference, will be produced no later than 12 months after receipt of funding.

Project Duration: 12 months    

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