Terms of Reference: Defense Science Board 2016 Summer Study on Capabilities for Constrained Military Operations [open pdf - 461KB]
This is a Memorandum for the Chairman of the Defense Science Board in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics. From the document: "The objective of the 2016 Summer Study on Capabilities for Constrained Military Operations is to assess the military planning, shaping, and operational activities that address potential threats to U.S. interests and strive to establish stability in critical region of the world that do not rise to the level of full scale military operations. Areas of consideration will include an assessment of current planning process within DoD Policy, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Combatant Commands, and the Intelligence Community with a focus on the period before significant hostilities begin. What information is required - provided by traditional ISR [Information Systems Research], emerging commercial sources, and social media - to assess which threats to U.S. interests are in play, who is responsible for the threat, what are their objectives, and what can be done to deter their activities? What physical and cyber based capabilities does the DoD currently have to bring to bear on the situation, what commercial capabilities can be employed, and what technologies must be developed?"
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics: http://www.acq.osd.mil/