This annual report describes Arroyo's research activities in 2012, with profiles of its five programs providing a close look at the year's research agenda. RAND Arroyo Center is the Army's federally funded research and development center for studies and analyses. Its mission is to help Army leaders make decisions that are informed by independent, objective, high-quality analysis.
A new study examines the British, French, and German armies' approaches to accommodating significant budget cuts while attempting to sustain their commitment to full spectrum operations.
This report explores how neighborhood theory and social indicators research shed light on quality of life in and around military bases, gaps in the methodology, and how a more in-depth analysis of military installations could be conducted.
The Employer Partnership Program (EPP) supports U.S. military reservists and their civilian employers, and maintains a website that allows employers to recruit among reservists, veterans, and family members. This study analyzed usage data from the EPP's website, conducted case studies of Army Reserve units, and interviewed program stakeholders.
The Army Materiel Command (AMC) asked RAND Arroyo Center to review its achievements in implementing best purchasing and supply management practices, and assess how it compares to commercial enterprises. Arroyo found that the AMC is making good progress in the area of personnel education levels, but is losing ground in the area of supplier analysis.
The Army's Acquisition Executive asked RAND Arroyo Center to conduct an after-action analysis of the cancelled Future Combat Systems program. This report documents how the ambitious, system-of-systems acquisition program was harmed by aggressive, unrealistic timelines, insufficient understanding of requirements, and uncertain cost estimates.
In his January State of the Union message, President Barack Obama proposed a Veterans Jobs Corps that would help communities hire veterans. Ten RAND authors highlight seven ways in which the United States can help to ensure that veterans and their families receive health care, employment and education opportunities, and other benefits.
The 2011 annual report provides a broad view of RAND Arroyo Center’s overall mission and major research activities. Explore the document to learn more about Arroyo’s people, projects, programs, and publications.