Give the bushies credit for ushering in a new era of off-the-wall military research. Perhaps the glory days of the 60s/early 70s ARPA will come back.
This proposal in particular has a distinct retro echo of the Delphi Method, a classic RAND Cold War idea.
It turns out that the original Delphic Oracle may have been tripping on natural gas.
I assume that the code for these forecasting techniques will be written in Python.