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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: 0309128536, 9780309128537
Authors: Committee On The Evaluation Of Quantification Of Margins, Uncertainties Methodology For Assessing, Certifying The Reliability Of The Nuclear Stockpile, National Research Council
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Keywords: certifying, reliability, nuclear, stockpile, assessing, methodology, quantification, margins, uncertainties, evaluation
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Maintaining the capabilities of the nuclear weapons stockpile and performing the annual assessment for the stockpile's certification involves a wide range of processes, technologies, and expertise. An important and valuable framework helping to link those components is the quantification of margins and uncertainties (QMU) methodology. In this book, the National Research Council evaluates: how th......
Author: Robert M. Gay
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: methodology, pilot, study, occupations, military, cost, job, training, estimating
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The conversion to an all-volunteer military has greatly increased interest in the cost of training first-term enlisted personnel.This report (1) develops a method of estimating military on-the-job training (OJT) costs and relationships between these costs and the personal attributes of trainees, and (2) evaluates the feasibility of this technique.The method of estimation is a straightforward appli......
Author: Jan M. Chaiken
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: departments, police, methodology, allocation, patrol
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Reviews mathematical models developed to assist police departments in allocating patrol resources.Models are described and compared, but not discussed in detail; instead, the reader is directed to appropriate source documents for each model.Issues discussed include:(1) determining the number of patrol cars to have on duty by geography and time of day, (2) designing patrol beats, (3) developing pol......
Authors: Committee For The Review Of The Methodology Proposed By The Food Safety, Inspection Service For Followup Surveillance Of In-commerce Businesses; National Research Council
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Keywords: commerce, surveillance, businesses, letter, report, followup, service, proposed, methodology, food, safety, inspection, review
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The National Academies issued a report on initial surveillance of in-commerce businesses by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). FSIS requested feedback on its proposed process for priority-setting for followup surveillance in cases in which initial surveillance did not lead to an investigation or enforcement action. Review of the Methodology Proposed by t......
ISBN: 0309070899, 9780309070898
Author: National Research Council
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Keywords: report, workshop, methodology, engineers, scientists, demand, supply, doctoral, forecasting
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This report is the summary of a workshop conducted by the National Research Council in order to learn from both forecast makers and forecast users about improvements that can be made in understanding the markets for doctoral scientists and engineers. The workshop commissioned papers examined (1) the history and problems with models of demand and supply for scientists and engineers, (2) objectives ......
ISBN: 0833032828, 9780833032829
Authors: Obaid Younossi, Mark V. Arena, Richard M. Moore, Mark A. Lorell, Joanna Mason, John C. Graser
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Keywords: cost, estimating, methodology, basics, technology, jet, engine, acquisition, military
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As manufacturing processes and materials used in aircraft engine production change and new information on aircraft engine technology becomes available, cost-estimation techniques must be updated. The authors present the results of a RAND research project to develop a new methodology for estimating military jet engine costs. They first discuss the technical parameters that drive the engine developm......
ISBN: 0833006258, 9780833006257
Authors: Susan D. Hosek, Joan L. Buchanan, George A. Goldberg
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: demonstration, workforce, design, methodology, capabilities, wartime, air, force, physicians, peacetime, reconciling
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This report documents a project to investigate alternative ways of bridging important differences between the Air Force Medical Service's peacetime and wartime missions. It uses information from a RAND survey of Air Force physicians' wartime skills and a mathematical programming model. It summarizes the model, documents the results of the skill survey, describes criteria for joint-mission medical ......
Author: Kent H. Marquis
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Keywords: health, year, insurance, experiment, first, care, used, measure, methodology, consumption
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Discusses subject matter objectives, measurement theory and pretest results used to formulate a design for measuring the use of health services. An overview of the questionnaires, incentives, and procedures used by the Health Insurance Survey in its first year in the field is given, and a preliminary evaluation of response is presented.Attention is focused on the possible existence of a reporting ......
ISBN: 0833011022, 9780833011022
Authors: Glenn A. Kent, David E. Thaler
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Keywords: strategic, methodology, evaluating, forces, part, defenses, strike, stability, first
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A pressing issue facing the United States in the early 1990s centers on whether, and for what strategic purposes, the United States should deploy nationwide ballistic missile defenses (BMD).One argument is that such defenses could enhance stability.This report extends the methodology developed in R-3765 to assess the effect of BMD deployments on first-strike stability. The authors conclude that (1......
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