Walter R Johnson Free eBooks (67)

ISBN: 0833045032, 9780833045034
Authors: David C. Gompert, Paul K. Davis, Stuart E. Johnson, Duncan Long
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: analysis, strategies, strategy
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In a fluid global security environment such as ours, assessing the costs, risks, and likely consequences of alternative national defense strategies is as hard as it is essential. The “Global War on Terror,” for example, has cost as much as $800 billion more than was first projected. Too often, strategies are chosen without disciplined analysis in response to external events and under p......
ISBN: 0833045024, 9780833045027
Authors: Paul K. Davis, Stuart E. Johnson, Duncan Long, David C. Gompert
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: assessments, recommendations, strategic, informed, resource, developing
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A debate will likely occur in 2009 about U.S. global national-security strategy. The authors describe and illustrate a methodology to help frame and evaluate resource-informed strategies. The core is an integrated portfolio-analysis approach that compares options by their anticipated effectiveness, risks, and resource implications — all three of which are multifaceted. The approach deals exp......
Authors: Paul K. Davis, David C. Gompert, Richard Hillestad, Stuart E. Johnson
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: strategy, dod, suggestions, force, transforming
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The Department of Defense is embarking on an effort to transform U.S. forces for the years and decades ahead. This will involve many of the ideas often discussed under the rubric of the revolution in military affairs (RMA). This paper suggests a possible transformation strategy for the Department to employ. The paper begins with a discussion of why transformation is essential for U.S. grand strate......
ISBN: 0833038567, 9780833038562
Authors: Thor Hogan, Donna Fossum, Dana J. Johnson, Lawrence S. Painter
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Keywords: aerospace, spending, sector, amp, federal, tracking, scoping, procurement
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Assesses the scope of external federal spending in the aerospace industry from 1993 to 2003 by tracking all government aerospace procurement and research and development (R&D) expenditures from 1993 to 2003. The study reveals a clear downward trend in federal aerospace procurement and R&D expenditures during the decade examined. This decline was felt in each of the primary aerospace sector......
ISBN: 0833012908, 9780833012906
Authors: John Y. Schrader, Joachim E. Scholz, Dana J. Johnson, Kenneth Saunders
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Keywords: reporting, comprehensive, disaster, support, effects, nuclear, damage, assessment, architecture, adapting, new
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Damage assessments to support presidential decisions after a nuclear attack on the United States are based on processes and procedures developed in the mid 1960s. Although Cold War concerns about massive attack are outmoded, major disasters require a similar set of information for presidential and gubernatorial support of disaster relief operations. This analysis examines procedures, systems, and ......
ISBN: 083305130X, 9780833051301
Authors: Stuart E. Johnson, John E. Peters, Karin E. Kitchens, Aaron L. Martin
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Keywords: structure, force, modular, army, review
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In 2003, the U.S. Army began implementing a set of ambitious changes to its force structure to address the challenges of waging war and conducting extended stabilization operations. A key change involved transitioning the Army from a traditional, division-based force into a brigade-based force, a concept that has come to be known as "modularity." Some important capabilities that were formerly part......
ISBN: 0833025104, 9780833025104
Authors: Thomas K. Glennan, Walter S. Baer, Susanna W. Purnell, Gwen Farnsworth, Gina Schuyler Ikemoto
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: assessment, implementation, schools, computers, federal, surplus
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In April 1996, President Clinton signed an executive order (E.O.) intended to promote transfer of unneeded federal government computer equipment to schools and educational nonprofit organizations. The federal government owns about 2 million personal computers, and approximately 100,000 operable computers become surplus each year. In the first year of implementation, 30,000 to 50,000 computers were......
ISBN: 083302972X, 9780833029720
Authors: Richard E. Darilek, Bruce R. Pirnie, Steve Drezner, John Gordon, Leland Joe, Walter L. Perry
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Keywords: seminar, game, technology, army, insights, issues
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The Army's Spring 1998 Technology Seminar Game was designed to advance the Army After Next (AAN) process by bringing together military operators and civilian scientists and technologists to examine future force development issues.It used 15 mini-scenarios extracted from previous AAN games.For each scenario, an overall mission and required force capabilities required to achieve that mission were id......
Authors: Jodi Halpern, Megan Dwight Johnson, Jeanne Miranda, Kenneth B. Wells
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Keywords: improvement, programs, depression, quality, outcomes, care, approach, ethics, partners
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OBJECTIVE: Patient centeredness and equity are major quality goals, but little is known about how these goals are affected by efforts to improve the quality of care. The authors describe an approach to addressing these goals in a randomized trial of quality improvement for depressed primary care patients.METHODS: For four ethics goals (autonomy, distributive justice, beneficence, and avoiding harm......
ISBN: 0833029371, 9780833029379
Authors: Robert Preston, Dana J. Johnson, Sean J. A. Edwards, Michael D. Miller, Calvin Shipbaugh
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Keywords: wars, earth, weapons, space
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This overview aims to inform the public discussion of space-based weapons by examining their characteristics, potential attributes, limitations, legality, and utility. The authors do not argue for or against space weapons, nor do they estimate the potential costs and performance of specific programs, but instead sort through the realities and myths surrounding space weapons in order to ensure that......
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