Report Purpose. The Fiscal Year 1996 (FY96) Annual Report profiles the US Army Concepts Analysis Agency (CAA), highlights key elements of FY96 mission performance, presents the current posture of the Agency, describes CAA's direction for the near-term future, and serves as the historical record of FY96 Agency activities. Report Organization. This report is organized into seven major components starting with Chapter 1 which provides a snapshot of what happened last year and secondarily provides insights as to how CAA is positioned to meet the challenges of the future. Chapter 2 highlights major studies which were selected from the most diverse array of analytical products in the history of CAA. It is a testimonial to the creativity and dedication of our analytical staff which continues to foster a growth in productivity during a period of shifting threats and declining resources. Chapter 3 is the total package of analytical summaries completed during FY96. Chapter 4 contains a summary of CAA's technological evolution; a period of change accentuated by state of the art technology, parlayed with trained analysts and streamlined processes. Chapter 5 is a report of stewardship of CAA's personnel and financial resources in a year where personnel authorizations continued to fall, but for which funding levels remained stable with the previous two years. A five-year workload history is at Chapter 6, followed by the appendices.