Accession Number : ADA587451

Title :   Progress and Promise: Research and Engineering for Human Sociocultural Behavior Capability in the U. S. Department Of Defense

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Oct 2012-15 May 2013

Corporate Author : MITRE CORP MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Boiney, John ; Foster, David

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Report Date : Jun 2013

Pagination or Media Count : 132

Abstract : Progress and Promise is an update on defense-sponsored sociocultural behavior modeling science, technology, and technology transition from 2008 through 2013. The point of reference for this document is the Strategic Planning Guidance (SPG) 2008-13 report on human social cultural behavior modeling. Released in 2006, the SPG report identified major capability gaps and recommended substantially increased investment, particularly in the areas of Applied Research, Advanced Technology Development, and Advanced Component Development and Prototypes. Progress and Promise gives particular attention to the activities, accomplishments and impacts of the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) HSCB Modeling Program, given that it was the primary response to the SPG report. The origins, funding, staffing and range of performers within the HSCB Modeling Program are described, and significant research findings and program transitions are highlighted. Additionally, this document summarizes other major initiatives across DoD and highlights accomplishments and impacts of relevant programs and projects. Finally, it discusses current and expected future national security challenges, outlines a long-term vision for sociocultural behavior capabilities, identifies research thrusts to enable those capabilities, and offers programmatic recommendations to move forward.


Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE