The Defense Department announced today it has renewed the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board.
The board independently advises the defense secretary and deputy defense secretary on matters relating to the Air Force’s science and technology efforts by conducting studies on topics chosen by the Air Force secretary, recommending applications of technology to enhance capabilities and providing independent reviews of the quality and relevance of service S&T programs.
The board is made up of up to 20 members with backgrounds including science, technology, manufacturing, acquisition, logistics, business management, research and development centers, national laboratories and academia.
Members serve one- to four-year terms and may not serve more than two consecutive terms unless approved through DOD procedures, according to the announcement. Members can be reimbursed for travel and per diem expenses, but otherwise serve on the board without compensation.