Assessing Missile Defense Flight Test Plans

Between 2009 and 2019, the Missile Defense Agency in the Department of Defense conducted 37% of its ballistic missile defense system flight tests as scheduled. Researchers from the Institute for Defense Analyses conducted an independent assessment to identify causes for cancellations, delays and modifications, and provided recommendations for improvement.

Identifying and Analyzing Future Biotechnology Developments

U.S. decision-makers use a process known as horizon scanning to surmise the country’s preparedness to meet imminent developments in numerous domains. This summary describes the outcome of a 12-month pilot of a method for scanning the horizon for developments in biotechnology.