Accession Number : ADA309597

Title :   New World Vistas: Air and Space Power for the 21st Century. Ancillary Volume.

Corporate Author : SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD (AIR FORCE) WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA309597

Report Date : 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 202

Abstract : General 'Hap' Arnold formally established the Scientific Advisory Group (SAG) in a memorandum to Dr. Theodore von Karman on November 7, 1944. This group produced the futuristic study, Toward New Horizons, which set forth many of the early research and development goals pursued by the Air Force. Its importance is still felt in the Air Force forecasting process. The SAG evolved into a permanent body in June 1946, as the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) that exists today. The purpose of the 50th Anniversary Symposium was to assess the contributions, processes, and problems associated with the independent advisory functions of the SAB with the goal of determining the proper role of independent advisory committees in the future, given the current restructuring of the industrial base, the changing nature of current national threats, and the new world political situation. These are the transcribed speeches originally presented at the 50th Anniversary Symposium of the SAB held at the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) on November 10, 1994. The symposium was composed of four panels. The participants were charged to provide historical insight into the creation and growth of the SAB during different periods of its development.

Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE PLANNING, *ADVISORY ACTIVITIES, *TECHNOLOGY FORECASTING, GLOBAL, SYMPOSIA, POLITICAL SCIENCE, AIR FORCE RESEARCH, SPACE SYSTEMS, THREATS, VISION, AIR POWER, PANEL(COMMITTEE).

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE