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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......
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......
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: 1437980899, 9781437980899
Author: Jane G. Gravelle
Source: www.ebookdb.org
Keywords: alternatives, taxation, international, reform
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Copyrights: General Copyright

Publisher: DIANE PublishingPublished Time: DIANE PublishingPages: 24Is the current U.S. tax system for taxing U.S. international business the appropriate one for the modern era of globalized business operations, or should its basic structure be reformed? Contents of this report: The Current System and Possible Revisions; Neutrality, Efficiency, and Competitiveness; Assessing the Existing Tax Syste......
Author: Steven L. Canby
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: criteria, alternatives, system, procurement, military, manpower, optimal
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Based on a manpower matrix, this study compares various procurement systems — selective service, volunteer, lottery, and universal military training — evaluating them on 18 criteria and also rating them according to their usefulness in three different environments: peace, limited war, and full mobilization.Clustering indicated that the best method is a mix of different systems for each......
Author: Gustave H. Shubert
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: alternatives, vietnam, briefing, summary
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This 1968 briefing summarizes RAND's examination of alternatives to the U.S. strategy of attrition in Vietnam. The briefing was presented to the Honorable Paul Warnke, Assistant Secretary of Defense, International Security Affairs.......
ISBN: 0833000586, 9780833000583
Author: Margaret Ann Thomas
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: role, principal, vol, education, alternatives, american, study
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The second in a series documenting a study of alternative schools in American education.It focuses on the role of school principals in managing diverse educational programs in their schools.From interview data with principals and mail survey responses of teachers, principals were categorized according to their dominant modes of decisionmaking behavior. Alternative programs were categorized into tw......
ISBN: 0833033018, 9780833033017
Authors: Jacqueline Macdonald, J. R. Lockwood
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: detection, landmine, alternatives
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At the rate that government and nongovernmental organizations are clearing landmines, it will take 450-500 years to rid the world of them — and that's just if no more are placed. Concerned about the slow pace of demining, the Office of Science and Technology asked RAND to assess potential innovative technologies being explored and to project what type of funding would be required to foster t......
Author: Roger L. Rasmussen
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: alternatives, teachers, responses, iii, education, american, study, vol
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This report examines teachers' perceptions of and attitudes toward alternative schools, including parental choice, program diversity and quality, admission policies, and participatory decisionmaking.In short, the report (1) identifies those features of alternatives that are most significant to teachers, (2) clarifies possible relations between district policies governing alternatives and teachers'......
Authors: Frank J. Capell, Lynn Doscher
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: outcomes, alum, rock, student, vol, alternatives, american, education, study
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Analyzes student outcomes in Alum Rock, California, to determine how educational alternatives may affect them.Using student reading achievement as the cognitive outcome, and social, self, and peer perceptions as the non-cognitive outcomes, the study found no appreciable differences in outcomes between alternative and regular schools.This finding implies that districts should consider community nee......
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