External Review Panel Report to the U.S. Army Research Institute

January, 2021
IDA document: D-21539
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Documents , Human Capital
Division: Science and Technology Division , Science, Systems and Sustainment Division , Strategy, Forces and Resources Division
Richard P. DeShon, Margaret E. Beier, Scott B. Morris, Teresa A. Scandura, Michael B. Miller, James Belanich See more authors
The U.S. Army Research Institute for Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI) asked the Institute for Defense Analyses to facilitate the formation and execution of an external review panel to provide independent advice to ARI leadership on the scientific quality, potential impact, structure and potential military relevance of the basic research programs of ARI’s Foundational Science Research Unit. A review was held Oct. 7-9, 2020. The review included an overview of ARI’s complete science and technology program to provide a strategic perspective along with an overview of the Basic Research Program. Most of the review consisted of presentations of the four research portfolios: 1) Leader Process and Measurement, 2) Learning in Formal and Informal Environments, 3) Personnel Testing and Performance and 4) Organizational Effectiveness. The panel provided a set of recommendations.