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Author: Richard Robinson
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: methodology, contextual, analysis, alternatives, comparison, transport, systems, air
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This dissertation examines military airlift capacity provided by 18 alternative airlift concepts in 11 representative cases. Each concept is evaluated for its development risks and its performance over thirty days of delivering cargo. An equal cost method is used to examine the performance of airlift, identify specific performance niches for different system designs, and focus policymaker attentio......
Author: James T. Bartis
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: production, fuels, alternative, opportunities
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Testimony presented before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Energy and Power on May 5, 2011.......
Author: Yehezkel Dror
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: futures, present, action, alternative, studies, sciences, view, future, policy
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A discussion of the requirements for policy-oriented future studies — saliency, credibility, transformability into policymaking inputs, and desirability by the policymaking system.To be salient, future studies should relate alternative futures to present decisions, deal with matters of actual or potential concern, recognize possible future developments, examine critical issues even if unlink......
Authors: William A. Lucas, Robert K. Yin
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: applications, public, services, alternative, telecommunications, local, needs, serving
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Describes a research approach for applying new telecommunications to public service delivery.The report uses two case studies and illustrative experiments to determine the comparative value of using telecommunications. Somerville, Massachusetts, an example of a dense inner suburb with a cable system, serves as a context for comparing services to the home with the use of the neighborhood telecommun......
ISBN: 0833033557, 9780833033550
Authors: John Gordon, Brian Nichiporuk
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: modernization, army, implications, futures, alternative
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As it carries out its long-term force structure and modernization plans, one useful approach for the Army to take is based on the analysis of “alternative futures.” Having developed several plausible alternative futures (looking out roughly 25 years), the authors describe each one’s possible implications for the Army’s likely missions and the forces required for those missi......
ISBN: 0309056845, 9780309056847
Authors: molten Salt Panel Of The Committee On Remediation Of Buried, Tank Wastes, National Research Council
Source: www.nap.edu
Keywords: reactor, salt, experiment, fluoride, salts, molten, disposition, department, energy, alternatives, removal, evaluation
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This book discusses the technical alternatives for cleanup of radioactive fluoride salts that were the fuel for the Molten Salt Reactor Experiment, a novel nuclear reactor design that was tested in the 1960s at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. These fluoride salts pose an unusual cleanup challenge. The book discusses alternatives for processing and removing the salts based on presen......
ISBN: 0833046519, 9780833046512
Authors: Lynn E. Davis, Melanie W. Sisson
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: counterterrorism, strategies, illustration, alternative, defining, planning, approach, strategic
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While the United States government has historically undertaken strategic reviews and produced numerous strategy documents, these have provided only very general directions for U.S. policymakers. This paper defines an approach to strategic planning and illustrates its application using the example of the critical national security topic of counterterrorism. The strategic planning approach involves ......
Authors: Alix Clark, Scott Drimie
Source: www.hsrcpress.ac.za
Keywords: weighing, alternatives, poor, africa, sustainability, south, energy
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An analysis of government's efforts to improve the access of poor South African households to various energy sources, particularly electricity, on an affordable and sustainable basis.......
ISBN: 9533077565, 9789533077567
Author: Chih-pin Liu
Source: www.intechopen.com
Keywords: alternative, treatments, pathogenesis, complications, diabetes, type
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Copyrights: Creative Commons

Edited by: Chih-Pin LiuISBN 978-953-307-756-7, Hard cover, 470 pagesPublisher: InTechPublication date: November 2011Subject: Endocrinology and Metabolism This book is intended as an overview of recent progress in type 1 diabetes research worldwide, with a focus on different research areas relevant to this disease. These include: diabetes mellitus and complications, psychological aspects of diabet......
Author: James R. Miller
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: systems, transportation, alternative, assessing
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A description of an explicit, logically consistent, and replicable procedure to aid in evaluating alternative transportation systems. It is assumed that a decision context has been specified and that a fixed set of discrete alternatives has been produced. The procedure to aid in the assessment and decision process is quantitative throughout and relies heavily on subjective inputs from responsible ......
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