The Future of the Army’s Civilian Workforce: Comparing Projected Inventory with Anticipated Requirements and Estimating Cost Under Different Personnel Policies
To help the Army participate in planned reductions in the DoD civilian workforce, the authors examined how the Army might manage supply to meet projected demand for civilian employees over the next several years under a range of scenarios.
Jun 18, 2014
Examines the relative scarcity of minorities and women among senior leaders (i.e., colonel and above) in the uniformed Air Force, with the goal of identifying contributing factors and potential policy responses.
May 20, 2014
This report examines how attrition rates for enlistees with distance learning or homeschool credentials compare with those of high school diploma holders in light of Armed Forces Qualification Test scores.
Feb 20, 2014
Air Force families confront issues related to children, finances, employment, and the effects of moves and deployments but, by and large, remain satisfied with Air Force life.
Mar 3, 2011
An expert panel's review of the DoD's 2006 human capital strategy, with recommendations for future iterations.
Sep 25, 2008
This research brief summarizes the results of an assessment of the NYPD's firearm training and firearm-discharge review process, including a review of reflexive shootings, officers involved in shootings, and less-than-lethal force options.
Jun 3, 2008
Evaluation of the New York City Police Department Firearm Training and Firearm-Discharge Review Process
In January 2007, New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly asked the RAND Corporation to examine his department's firearm training and firearm-discharge review. This monograph reports the authors' observations, findings, and recommendations.
Jun 1, 2008
This research brief describes a RAND examination of the costs and benefits of a proposed consolidation of Air Force test and evaluation facilities that had raised concerns among a broad set of interested parties, including members of Congress.
May 28, 2008
The Air Force proposal to consolidate and divest a portion of Eglin Air Force Base's test and evaluation capabilities has both financial merits and risks that the Air Force should address.
May 15, 2008
This research brief summarizes a study that examined the kinds of expertise required by senior Navy officers, whether recent pools of officers possess this expertise, and the skills that may become more important for Navy leadership in the future.
May 14, 2008
Identifies the expertise requirements of senior Navy leadership positions, as well as the types of experience likely to become more important in the future, to better understand how the Navy should develop its officers.
May 7, 2008
The Air Force should develop new ways to measure and credit different types of flying and nonflying experience to determine when fighter pilots are prepared for various combat and staff positions.
Sep 9, 2007
Nov 25, 2005
The Role of Deployments in Competency Development: Experience from Prince Sultan Air Base and Eskan Village in Saudi Arabia
Uses survey data to consider the utility of Prince Sultan Air Base /Eskan deployments as a setting for broadening the skills and competencies of Air Force staff
Dec 20, 2004
Describes the background for and methods used in a study carried out to better understand how to develop leaders who possess the operational knowledge and technical skills needed to perform effectively in senior Air Force positions.
Dec 13, 2004
Dec 31, 2003
Examines the extent to which contingency temporary duty may be impinging on noncontingency temporary duty to the potential detriment of Air Force training and readiness.
Dec 31, 2002
RAND was asked to first make a quick assessment of the recruiting situation and then carry out a longer-term, in-depth analysis to examine recruiting trends, identify potential problems, and recommend ways to counter them.
Dec 31, 2000
This report focuses on an examination of the effects of the JROTC Career Academy program on student outcomes, including grades, attendance, and graduation.
Jan 1, 2000
In January 1993, President Clinton mandated the end of sexual-orientation discrimination in the U.S. military. RAND was asked to provide a comprehensive analysis of the issues involved and evaluate different courses of action that could be taken to implement the president's objectives.
Dec 31, 1999
In 1992, the U.S. Departments of Defense and Education joined together to create a high school program aimed at encouraging at-risk youth to remain in school until graduation.
Dec 31, 1999
This documented briefing examines the numbers and kinds of personnel assigned to the Air Combat Command's Numbered Air Forces (NAFs) that will be necessary to meet warfighting requirements.
Dec 31, 1999
This is the first report of a two-part project that estimates the determinants of individual enlistment decisions using the 1992 and 1994 waves of the National Educational Longitudinal Study (NELS).
Jan 1, 1998
Lessons for the National Assessment of Educational Progress from military standard setting
Dec 31, 1997
What Helps and What Hurts: How Ten Activities Affect Readiness and Quality of Life at Three 8AF Wings
... to examine how peacetime operations, exercises, inspections, and a range of other activities affect diverse elements within an Air Force wing, concentrating on the high pace of operations that leads to stress and its unwelcome consequences.
Dec 31, 1996
Information routinely available to defense and national leaders about the adequacy of military training is not very helpful in their decisionmaking.
Dec 31, 1994
In this issue paper, the authors argue that current congressional proposals to change federal workforce training programs may undermine this purpose because they pay little attention to accountability.
Dec 31, 1994
JROTC Career Academies' Guidebook
Dec 31, 1994
Improving Perkins II Performance Measures and Standards: Lessons Learned from Early Implementers in Four States
The Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act of 1990 required states to develop outcome-based accountability systems built around statewide performance measures and standards.
Dec 31, 1993
Beyond Vocational Education Standards and Measures: Strengthening Local Accountability Systems for Program Improvement
The Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act Amendments of 1990 (Perkins II) mandate significant changes in federal vocational education policy.
Dec 31, 1992
This report presents the RAND study that resulted from a request to assist the Secretary of Defense in drafting an Executive Order to end discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Dec 31, 1992
Recent policy initiatives have sought to improve vocational education through increased accountability. The purpose of this study was to analyze existing local accountability systems in vocational education.
Dec 31, 1991
In light of expected changes in the size and structure of the force, and the increasing importance of the reserve forces, Congress has asked whether initial skill training for technical occupations could be provided by civilian institutions.
Dec 31, 1990