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Authors: David C. Gompert, Richard L. Kugler
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: common, interests, defense, allies, team, rebuilding
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In the post-Cold War era, it still makes military sense for the U.S. to have allies, such as NATO, by its side. Benefits include greater equity, stronger political support, better strategy, less risk, and freeing up of resources.......
ISBN: 0756732042, 9780756732042
Author: Randolph C. Hite
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Keywords: defense, health, care, system, acquiring, risks, technology, greater, practices, reduce, information
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Publisher: DIANE PublishingPublished Time: DIANE PublishingPages: 66This report reviews the DoDs acquisition of the Composite Health Care System (CHCS) II, an automated medical info. system to be deployed to about 1,100 health facilities at 142 mil. installations worldwide. This report is one in a series examining DoD's use of best practices in acquiring information technology systems. The objecti......
Authors: Charles Wolf,
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Keywords: michael, moodie, turkey, planning, defense, comments
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Prepared for a conference on Defense Planning in Less Industrialized States, Columbia University, April 1982.Following a brief, favorable review of Michael Moodie's paper on defense spending in Turkey, the author comments on additional related points:(1) Turkey is unique in the world scene in that it has both important stakes and links with western Europe as well as current and historical linkages......
ISBN: 0833052284, 9780833052285
Authors: Andrew R. Hoehn, Albert A. Robbert, Margaret C. Harrell
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Keywords: model, secretary, defense, involvement, rumsfeld, positions, management, senior, military, succession
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Before Donald H. Rumsfeld entered his second tenure as Secretary of Defense in 2001, the selection of senior U.S. military officers for top-ranking positions within the Department of Defense (DoD) was largely decided within the uniformed services, and the Secretary of Defense did not typically challenge the recommendations. However, to support his goal of transforming the defense establishment, Ru......
ISBN: 0833029428, 9780833029423
Authors: John Y. Schrader, Roger Allen Brown, Leslie Lewis
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Keywords: integration, overview, review, defense, quadrennial, managing
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The problems and issues that the research team tracked during QDR 1997 are far from being resolved and there is no clear guidance on what will be demanded in QDR 2001. The services remain skeptical of the Joint Staff dealing with tough issues that could redirect their own programmatic decisions. Although there is promise of improvement in organization and process, the most glaring problems are the......
Author: Bruce W. Don
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Keywords: defense, relationships, strategic, insights, adversaries, policy, allies
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This paper discusses international security issues that result from the relationships among nations in a modern military alliance system. The author argues that the threat-bargain mechanisms of long-term nonbelligerent competition between East and West call for a revised NATO defense policy based on containment, deterrence, and bargaining. Such a defense policy can be achieved through an alliance ......
ISBN: 0833035169, 9780833035165
Authors: Chad Shirley, John A. Ausink, Laura H. Baldwin
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Keywords: national, defense, authorization, requirements, meet, changes, service, costs, measuring
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The 2002 National Defense Authorization Act set goals for the Department of Defense to achieve savings in service contract expenditures over a ten-year period through changes in contracting practices and improvements in management techniques.The authors of this report investigated ways to measure whether the Air Force is achieving these cost-reduction goals. Measurement of changes in the cost of p......
ISBN: 083301305X, 9780833013057
Authors: James N. Dertouzos, Michael Dardia
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Keywords: economy, california, aerospace, spending, defense
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Increasing budgetary pressures and the reordering of national priorities have led to significant declines in military procurement. These declines raise public policy concerns about the overall economy, the defense industrial base, and the economic well-being of regions, industries, and workers that are particularly dependent on aerospace procurement. This industry is quite important to the Califor......
ISBN: 0833011723, 9780833011725
Authors: Bruce R. Orvis, Michael Childress, J. Michael Polich
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Keywords: defense, system, operators, air, patriot, personnel, quality, performance, effect
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This report examines the linkage between the quality of enlisted personnel (in terms of aptitude score) and their ability to operate the Patriot air defense missile system. The intent was to help the Army set appropriate performance standards and estimate the effects of personnel quality on operational performance. The study finds that the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) score has a direct,......
Author: Susan M. Gates
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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......
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