Susan M Gates Free eBooks (1)

ISBN: 083305046X, 9780833050465
Authors: John Birkler, Mark V. Arena, Irv Blickstein, Jeffrey A. Drezner, Susan M. Gates, Meilinda Huang, Robert Murphy, Charles Nemfakos, Susan K. Woodward
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: weapon, system, acquisition, rethinking, change, adjustments, meaningful, marginal
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Defense acquisition is one of the most urgent issues that the Department of Defense faces today. In an effort to provide the department and the nation with guidance on defense acquisition challenges in several areas likely to be of critical importance to defense acquisition leadership, the authors have compiled in this monograph six previously published RAND papers that offer thought-provoking sug......
Author: Susan M. Gates
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: workforce, acquisition, defense, spotlight, shining
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There is a dearth of evidence regarding whether and to what extent specific workforce issues contribute to poor outcomes. The paper contains a description of some of the key concerns related to the defense acquisition workforce as well as an overview of the defense acquisition workforce and the policy environment influencing its management. The author also highlights areas where better evidence is......
Authors: Susan M. Gates, Ann Stone
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: education, higher, productivity, understanding
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The state of California will face significant challenges over the next decade as it tries to maintain access to higher education, for all Californians who can benefit, in the face of limited state resources and pressure to allocate those resources to other purposes, such as corrections. Productivity improvement is frequently looked to as a strategy that will enable the state higher education syste......
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: 083303569X, 9780833035691
Authors: Susan M. Gates, Christopher Paul
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Keywords: tool, department, defense, management, resources, programs, human, intern
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The Department of Defense now faces the challenge of responding to the imminent retirement of a large proportion of its civilian workers and the impending U.S. military transformation that will likely require a larger civilian workforce to support a new force structure. One way in which DoD plans to address this challenge is through recruiting “the best talent available.” In its effort......
ISBN: 0833031236, 9780833031235
Authors: Gail L. Zellman, Susan M. Gates
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: care, child, military, cost, examining
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The military child-care system, the largest system of employer-sponsored child care in the country, has received high marks for providing quality,accessible care for children of military employees. In an effort to control expenses, the Department of Defense (DoD) has considered a number of different approaches to delivering this care. This book presents estimates of the cost of providing care in D......
ISBN: 083302826X, 9780833028266
Authors: Susan M. Gates, Albert A. Robbert
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Keywords: activities, real, last, dod, sourced, savings, competitively, personnel
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In recent years, the Department of Defense (DoD) has placed increasing faith in competitive sourcing to make its operations more efficient and effective. During fiscal years 1997 through 2005 the Pentagon expects to save $11 billion by putting tasks involving some 250,000 positions out for competitive bid. However, critics have questioned whether competitive sourcing actually produces the savings ......
ISBN: 083302745X, 9780833027450
Authors: Edward G. Keating, Susan M. Gates
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: defense, finance, accounting, service, insights, pricing, working, capital, fund, policies
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The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), created in 1991 through the consolidation of military service-specific accounting and finance operations, provides a variety of services to Department of Defense (DoD) customers, such as payroll, bill payment, and generation of accounting statements. Examining DFAS data on expenditures and workload to explore possibilities for improved operations,......
ISBN: 0833026542, 9780833026545
Authors: Susan M. Gates, Albert A. Robbert
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: service, personnel, civil, military, costs, dod, comparing
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In an era of heightened concern within DoD over operating costs, there is renewed interest in civilianization — the transfer of functions performed by military personnel to civil service personnel. This interest stems from a fundamental assumption that civil service workers are less expensive than their military counterparts. At the request of the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), RA......
ISBN: 083303927X, 9780833039279
Authors: Joy S. Moini, Gail L. Zellman, Susan M. Gates
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: defining, formula, need, informing, policy, demand, role, child, care, military, families, providing
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The Department of Defense (DoD) recognizes that high-quality child care for military families impacts both readiness and retention. DoD was concerned, however, that the child-care demand formula it uses may not be addressing all relevant aspects of child-care need. As such, the Office of the Secretary of Defense asked the RAND Corporation to assess the DoD formula as a tool for translating informa......
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