This appendix addresses Task 3 of the committee’s terms of reference.
The National Research Council (NRC) will appoint a study committee to conduct a consensus study in accordance with NRC procedures. The NRC will then:
- Identify the strategic value to the Air Force in properly controlling the technical baselines of its programs.
- Investigate how others (e.g., Services, government agencies, and commercial industry) control technical baselines and measure success.
- Recommend ways to remove or remediate the barriers across the Air Force, such as those identified in the workshop, to properly control technical baselines.
- Recommend ways to resource and institutionalize proper control of the technical baselines, to include addressing cultural factors.