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ISBN: 0833042041, 9780833042040
Authors: Susan M. Gates, Kristin J. Leuschner
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Keywords: treatment, small, business, regulatory, special, entrepreneurship, logic, effects, name
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There has been ongoing concern that some regulations, rules, and government policies place a disproportionate burden on small businesses and entrepreneurs. For this reason, small businesses often receive special regulatory treatment, such as exemptions from legislation or extended deadlines for compliance. However, the desire to support small businesses can come into conflict with the interest in ......
ISBN: 0833030248, 9780833030245
Authors: David T. Orletsky, Kristin J. Leuschner
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Keywords: defense, review, quadrennial, force, base, lessons, planning, decade, change
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The end of the Cold War ushered in an era of profound change in the international arena and hence in the policymaking environment as well.Yet the changes that have characterized the post-Cold War era have often proceeded at different paces and have at times moved in opposing directions, placing unprecedented strain on policymakers seeking to shape a new national security and military strategy.This......
ISBN: 0833035061, 9780833035066
Authors: Marc Robbins, Patricia Boren, Kristin J. Leuschner
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Keywords: enduring, freedom, operation, support, distribution, system, strategic
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In early 2000, leaders of the U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM) and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) agreed to embark jointly on the “Strategic Distribution” program (SD) as a means to streamline and improve significant elements of the Defense distribution system, and thereby deliver more reliable and cost-effective service to DoD forces and organizations in the United States an......
ISBN: 0833041304, 9780833041302
Authors: Matthew W. Lewis, Lisa Pelled Colabella, Margaret E. Blume Kohout, Kristin J. Leuschner
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Keywords: mos, availability, factors, amafs, annual, army, standard, update, process, developing
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This report describes research conducted to develop a standard methodology for updating the U.S. Army’s Annual Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) Availability Factors (AMAFs). An AMAF specifies the amount of direct and indirect productive time (over the course of a year) that a soldier has available to perform MOS duties. Traditionally, the Army has calculated AMAFs by measuring soldiers&......
Authors: Christopher Nelson, Nicole Lurie, Jeffrey Wasserman, Sarah Zakowski, Kristin J. Leuschner
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Keywords: emergency, preparedness, health, public, defining, conceptualizing
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Since September 11, 2001, and the anthrax attacks that followed, the federal government has invested over $6 billion in efforts to increase the United States' ability to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies. However, it is unclear whether these efforts have improved the nation's ability to respond to a bioterrorist attack, influenza pandemic, or other large-scale public health emer......
ISBN: 0833035533, 9780833035530
Authors: Kenneth J. Girardini, Arthur Lackey, Kristin J. Leuschner, Daniel A. Relles, Mark E. Totten, Darlene J. Blake
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Keywords: army, levels, supply, support, activities, inventory, computing, cost, banding, new, algorithm, dollar
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When Army equipment fails, the speed with which maintenance technicians can restore it to mission-ready condition depends critically on the availability of needed spare parts. The Army wished to improve the algorithm used to compute the proper levels of inventory to stock in its repair facilities. This monograph describes how the Army’s Distribution Management initiative (formerly known as V......
ISBN: 0833052128, 9780833052124
Authors: Susan G. Straus, Michael G. Shanley, Douglas Yeung, Jeff Rothenberg, Elizabeth D. Steiner, Kristin J. Leuschner
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Keywords: distributed, learning, army, evaluating, tools, metrics, new
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Distributed learning (DL) is a key element of the Army's training strategy, and the Army has ambitious goals for expanding the future use of DL and for changing how it is developed and delivered. Program-level evaluation of DL can play an essential role in accomplishing those goals and in identifying strategic directions for the overall program. This report describes a series of studies designed t......
ISBN: 0833040200, 9780833040206
Authors: Michael G. Shanley, James C. Crowley, Matthew W. Lewis, Ralph Masi, Kristin J. Leuschner, Susan G. Straus, Jeffrey Angers
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Keywords: combat, future, systems, fcs, technologies, using, teams, training, strategies, brigade, supporting
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This study seeks to help the Army identify options to improve its future (i.e., circa 2016) training strategies for Brigade Combat Teams (BCTs) equipped with Future Combat System (FCS) technologies. Key findings are that live training will need to remain at the core of training programs for FCS units, and that adaptation to changing operational requirements will be a primary training challenge. Ov......
Authors: Karen A. Ricci, Edward W. Chan, Anita Chandra, Kristin J. Leuschner, Molly Shea, Danielle M. Varda, Jeffrey Wasserman
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Keywords: public, health, developing, approaches, task, volunteer, respond, emergencies, iii, program, learned, exercises, preparedness, exemplary, practices, enhancing, lessons, phase
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This working paper provides hands-on strategies and approaches that can beused by public health agencies and other community organizations to establish or expand a volunteer program for building workforce surge capacity in the event of a public health emergency. The authors examine how various organizations — local and state public health authorities; Medical Reserve Corps units; national di......
Authors: Andrew M. Parker, Christopher Nelson, Shoshana R. Shelton, David J. Dausey, Matthew W. Lewis, Amanda Pomeroy, Kristin J. Leuschner
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Keywords: health, emergencies, public, making, crisis, decision, measuring
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Public health emergencies often involve making difficult decisions, including when to notify the public of threats, when to close schools or suspend public events, when to dispense medication, and how to allocate scarce resources. Yet, public health practitioners often have little experience or training in crisis decision making and can be uncomfortable with the need to make decisions based on oft......
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