Performance Management and Assessment of Federally Funded Research and Development Centers: Lessons from Academic Literature and Practitioner Guidance
In this report, the authors discuss insights drawn from academic literature and practitioner guidance that are applicable to the effective oversight, management, and performance assessment of federally funded research and development centers.
Jan 31, 2022
In this exploratory report, the authors consider the security clearance process through the lens of racial justice. They identify areas where bias might be contributing to the underrepresentation of Black Americans in the national security workforce.
Nov 4, 2021
Researchers identify the effects of Focus Area Review Group II headquarters design and its new unit type -- the Main Command Post--Operational Detachment -- on division headquarters readiness.
Jun 3, 2019
This report reviews the modernisation efforts and force generation practices of four armed forces with global presence to derive lessons and practices to inform the Australian Army's own reorganisation policy.
Dec 3, 2018
Measuring the Value of Renewal: Age, Operational Tempo, Deployment, and Reset Effects on the Readiness and Maintenance Costs of Army Vehicles
Assesses the effects of vehicle age, operational tempo (OPTEMPO), deployment location, and reset on the mission-critical failures and maintenance costs of selected Army vehicle fleets.
Jun 3, 2013
Equipment Sustainment Data in Standard Army Management Information Systems: Needs, Gaps, and Opportunities
Effective ''cradle-to-grave'' management of weapon and materiel systems requires ongoing assessment of life cycle sustainment data -- information about the operation, support, and disposal of Army equipment -- available in Standard Army Management Information Systems.
Jul 9, 2012
Improving Recapitalization Planning: Toward a Fleet Management Model for the High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle
Describes analyses carried out and results obtained in a study conducted to assess the effects of aging on High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles in order to assist decisionmaking for the Army's recapitalization program.
Dec 1, 2008
Describes research conducted to develop a standard methodology for updating the U.S. Army's Annual Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) Availability Factors (AMAFs).
Jul 4, 2007
Examines the relationship between equipment age and spare part costs for M1 Abrams tanks.
Oct 24, 2005
Assesses the relationship between tank age and the mission-critical failure rate for the Army's M1 Abrams tank.
This research brief describes a RAND Arroyo Center study that investigated the relationship between age and mission-critical failures and how other factors such as use and location affected the failure rate in M1 Abrams tanks.