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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Research Council. 2005. Nanotechnology for the Intelligence Community. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11276.
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Nanotechnology for the Intelligence Community

Committee on Nanotechnology for the Intelligence Community

National Materials Advisory Board

Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES PRESS
Washington, D.C.
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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Research Council. 2005. Nanotechnology for the Intelligence Community. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11276.
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NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The members of the committee responsible for the report were chosen for their special competences and with regard for appropriate balance.

This study was supported by Contract No. 2003-A442100–000 between the National Academy of Sciences and the Intelligence Technology Information Center (ITIC).. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations or agencies that sponsored the report.

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Research Council. 2005. Nanotechnology for the Intelligence Community. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11276.
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The National Academy of Sciences is a private, nonprofit, self-perpetuating society of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research, dedicated to the furtherance of science and technology and to their use for the general welfare. Upon the authority of the charter granted to it by the Congress in 1863, the Academy has a mandate that requires it to advise the federal government on scientific and technical matters. Dr. Bruce M. Alberts is president of the National Academy of Sciences.

The National Academy of Engineering was established in 1964, under the charter of the National Academy of Sciences, as a parallel organization of outstanding engineers. It is autonomous in its administration and in the selection of its members, sharing with the National Academy of Sciences the responsibility for advising the federal government. The National Academy of Engineering also sponsors engineering programs aimed at meeting national needs, encourages education and research, and recognizes the superior achievements of engineers. Dr. Wm. A. Wulf is president of the National Academy of Engineering.

The Institute of Medicine was established in 1970 by the National Academy of Sciences to secure the services of eminent members of appropriate professions in the examination of policy matters pertaining to the health of the public. The Institute acts under the responsibility given to the National Academy of Sciences by its congressional charter to be an adviser to the federal government and, upon its own initiative, to identify issues of medical care, research, and education. Dr. Harvey V. Fineberg is president of the Institute of Medicine.

The National Research Council was organized by the National Academy of Sciences in 1916 to associate the broad community of science and technology with the Academy's purposes of furthering knowledge and advising the federal government. Functioning in accordance with general policies determined by the Academy, the Council has become the principal operating agency of both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering in providing services to the government, the public, and the scientific and engineering communities. The Council is administered jointly by both Academies and the Institute of Medicine. Dr. Bruce M. Alberts and Dr. Wm. A. Wulf are chair and vice chair, respectively, of the National Research Council.

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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Research Council. 2005. Nanotechnology for the Intelligence Community. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11276.
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COMMITTEE ON NANOTECHNOLOGY FOR THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY

ROBERT J.HERMANN, Chair,

Global Technology Partners, LLC, Hartford, Connecticut

ANTONIO A.CANTU,

U.S. Secret Service, Washington, D.C.

JAMES J.DE YOREO,

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California

DANIEL H.DOUGHTY,

Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico

LAWRENCE H.DUBOIS,

SRI International, Menlo Park, California

ALAN H.EPSTEIN,

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge

WILHELM B.GAUSTER,

Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico

SHERLEY A.JACKSON,

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York

SIEGFRIED W.JANSON,

The Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, California

ANTHONY F.LAVIANO,

Raytheon, El Segundo, California

DEBRA R.ROLISON,

Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C.

R.PAUL SCHAUDIES,

Science Applications International Corporation, Rockville, Maryland

JULIA R.WEERTMAN,

Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

GEORGE M.WHITESIDES,

Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

ELLEN D.WILLIAMS,

University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

MARY H.YOUNG,

HRL Laboratories, Malibu, California

NRC Staff

RICHARD ROWBERG, Senior Staff Officer (from October 2004)

JAMES KILLIAN, Senior Staff Officer (to October 2004)

RUSSELL MOY, Senior Staff Officer (to October 2004)

TERI G.THOROWGOOD, Research Associate

GREG EYRING, consultant

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Research Council. 2005. Nanotechnology for the Intelligence Community. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11276.
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NATIONAL MATERIALS ADVISORY BOARD

JULIA M.PHILLIPS, Chair,

Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico

JOHN ALLISON,

Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan

PAUL BECHER,

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

BARBARA BOYAN,

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta

ROBERT J.CAVA,

Princeton Materials Institute, Princeton, New Jersey

FIONA DOYLE,

University of California, Berkeley

GARY FISCHMAN, Consultant,

Palatine, Illinois

HAMISH L.FRASER,

Ohio State University, Columbus

JOHN J.GASSNER,

U.S. Army Natick Soldier Center, Natick, Massachusetts

THOMAS S.HARTWICK, Consultant,

Redmond, Washington

ARTHUR H.HEUER,

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

FRANK E.KARASZ,

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

SHEILA F.KIA,

General Motors, Warren, Michigan

ENRIQUE J.LAVERNIA,

University of California, Davis

TERRY LOWE,

Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico

ALAN G.MILLER,

Boeing Commercial Airplane Group, Seattle, Washington

ROBERT C.PFAHL, JR.,

National Electronics Manufacturing Initiative, Herndon, Virginia

HENRY J.RACK,

Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina

LINDA SCHADLER,

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York

JAMES C.SEFERIS,

University of Washington, Seattle

T.S.SUDARSHAN,

Materials Modification, Inc., Fairfax, Virginia

JULIA WEERTMAN,

Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

NRC Staff

DENNIS CHAMMOT, Acting Director (from October 2004)

TONI MARECHAUX, Director (to October 2004)

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Research Council. 2005. Nanotechnology for the Intelligence Community. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11276.
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Acknowledgments

This report has been reviewed by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by the National Research Council’s (NRC) Report Review Committee. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published report as sound as possible and to ensure that the report meets institutional standards of objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the workshop objectives. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process. We wish to thank the following individuals for their review of this summary:

R. Stephen Berry, University of Chicago,

Aladar A. Csontos, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission,

Robert J. Dowding, U.S. Army Research Laboratory,

David R. Forrest, Naval Surface Warfare Center,

Alton D. Romig, Sandia National Laboratories,

George W. Sutton, ANSER Corporation, and

William M. Tolles, Consultant

The review of this report was overseen by Robert A Frosch, Harvard University. Appointed by the NRC, he was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. While the individuals listed above provided many constructive comments and suggestions, responsibility for the final content of the report rests entirely with the authoring committee and the institution.

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The emergence of nanotechnology as a major science and technology research topic has sparked substantial interest by the intelligence community. In particular the community is interested both in the potential for nanotechnology to assist intelligence operations and threats it could create. To explore these questions, the Intelligence Technology Innovation Center asked the National Research Council to conduct a number of activities to illustrate the potential for nanotechnology to address key intelligence community needs. In 2004, workshop reports were issued on power systems and on positioning and sensing technologies. The final report provides an assessment of a wide range of additional technologies. The report also presents a series of findings and recommendations about areas of opportunities for the intelligence community and strategies for exploiting these opportunities.

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