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ISBN: 0833052101, 9780833052100
Authors: Paul K. Davis, Peter A. Wilson
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: strategy, rmas, necessitate, new, colliding, defense, discontinuities, military, looming, planning
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In this think piece, the authors argue that the United States is entering a period of discontinuity in its defense planning, something that future historians may see as a planning crisis. The causes are technology diffusion that is leveling aspects of the playing field militarily, geostrategic changes, and the range of potential adversaries. The authors see these as leading to (1) increasingly dif......
Authors: Committee For A Future Strategy For Transportation Information Management, The National Academies
Source: www.nap.edu
Keywords: century, special, report, strategy, management, knowledge, networks, transportation
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TRB Special Report 284, Transportation Knowledge Networks: A Management Strategy for the 21st Century examines how transportation information should be managed and provided.The report provides strategic advice to the federal government and the states regarding a sustainable administrative structure and funding mechanism for meeting the information service needs of the transportation sector.The rep......
ISBN: 0309071445, 9780309071444
Authors: Committee On An Information Technology Strategy For The Library Of Congress, Computer Science, Telecommunications Board, National Research Council
Source: www.nap.edu
Keywords: congress, library, strategy, digital, lc21
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Digital information and networks challenge the core practices of libraries, archives, and all organizations with intensive information management needs in many respects not only in terms of accommodating digital information and technology, but also through the need to develop new economic and organizational models for managing information.LC21: A Digital Strategy for the Library of Congress discus......
ISBN: 0309121841, 9780309121842
Authors: Committee On A Strategy To Mitigate The Impact Of Sensor Descopes, Demanifests On The Npoess, Goes-r Spacecraft, National Research Council
Source: www.nap.edu
Keywords: capabilities, measurement, lost, program, restructuring, recover, strategy, record, climate, npoess, spacecraft, elements, ensuring
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In 2000, the nation's next-generation National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) program anticipated purchasing six satellites for $6.5 billion, with a first launch in 2008. By November 2005, however, it became apparent that NPOESS would overrun its cost estimates by at least 25 percent. In June 2006, the planned acquisition of six spacecraft was reduced to four, t......
ISBN: 0309042380, 9780309042383
Authors: kathleen N. Lohr, Editor; Committee To Design A Strategy For Quality Review, Assurance In Medicare, Institute Of Medicine
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Keywords: sources, methods, volume, assurance, strategy, quality, medicare
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Volume II of Medicare: A Strategy for Quality Assurance provides extensive source materials on quality assurance, including results of focus groups with the elderly and practicing physicians, findings from public hearings on quality of care for the elderly, and many exhibits from site visits and the literature on quality measurements and assurance tools. The current Medicare peer review organizati......
ISBN: 0309042305, 9780309042307
Authors: Kathleen N. Lohr, Editor; Committee To Design A Strategy For Quality Review, Assurance In Medicare, Institute Of Medicine
Source: www.nap.edu
Keywords: volume, assurance, quality, strategy, medicare
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Health care for the elderly American is among our nation's more pressing social issues. Our society wishes to ensure quality health care for all older people, but there is growing concern about our ability to maintain and improve quality in the face of efforts to contain health care costs.Medicare: A Strategy for Quality Assurance answers the U.S. Congress' call for the Institute of Medicine to de......
ISBN: 0309067774, 9780309067775
Authors: Committee To Review The New York City Watershed Management Strategy, National Research Council
Source: www.nap.edu
Keywords: new, york, city, strategy, assessing, supply, management, potable, water, watershed
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In 1997, New York City adopted a mammoth watershed agreement to protect its drinking water and avoid filtration of its large upstate surface water supply.Shortly thereafter, the NRC began an analysis of the agreement's scientific validity. The resulting book finds New York City's watershed agreement to be a good template for proactive watershed management that, if properly implemented, will maint......
ISBN: 0309108519, 9780309108515
Authors: Committee On An Astrobiology Strategy For The Exploration Of Mars, National Research Council
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Keywords: mars, exploration, strategy, astrobiology
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Three recent developments have greatly increased interest in the search for life on Mars.The first is new information about the Martian environment including evidence of a watery past and the possibility of atmospheric methane.The second is the possibility of microbial viability on Mars.Finally, the Vision for Space Exploration initiative included an explicit directive to search for the evidence o......
ISBN: 030915359X, 9780309153591
Authors: Committee On The Development Of An Integrated Science Strategy For Ocean Acidification Monitoring, Research,, Impacts Assessment; National Research Council
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Keywords: ocean, challenges, changing, meet, strategy, acidification, national
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The ocean has absorbed a significant portion of all human-made carbon dioxide emissions. This benefits human society by moderating the rate of climate change, but also causes unprecedented changes to ocean chemistry. Carbon dioxide taken up by the ocean decreases the pH of the water and leads to a suite of chemical changes collectively known as ocean acidification. The long term consequences of oc......
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