Through literature reviews, interviews, and case studies, researchers reviewed recent U.S. Air Force experience in using other transactions for prototype projects (OTs), identifying lessons for acquisition professionals and improvements for use.
Aug 31, 2020
This report presents a framework for the development of metrics -- and a method for scoring them -- that indicates how well a U.S. Air Force mission or system is expected to perform in a cyber-contested environment.
Mar 26, 2020
Developing Citizen Report Cards for Primary Health Care in Low and Middle-income Countries: Results from Cognitive Interviews in Rural Tajikistan
This assessment of alternative patient "report cards," conducted in rural Tajikistan, yielded insights about design benefits and challenges.
Nov 22, 2017
A New Methodology for Conducting Product Support Business Case Analysis (BCA): With Illustrations from the F-22 Product Support BCA
This document explains how to apply guidance on project evaluation to product support business case analyses in a way that allows senior Department of Defense decisionmakers to use net present value to compare courses of action.
Jun 13, 2017
Testing the Scenario Hypothesis: An Experimental Comparison of Scenarios and Forecasts for Decision Support in a Complex Decision Environment
Decision support tools are known to influence and facilitate decisionmaking through the thoughtful construction of the decision environment. However, little research has empirically evaluated the effects of using scenarios and forecasts.
Mar 16, 2017
ViMM helps identify gaps between the values used by the public and experts to understand risk factors and strategies. This study suggests a framework to construct a more explicit model of the public's and CRM experts' and climate scientists' values.
Understanding Scientists' Computational Modeling Decisions About Climate Risk Management Strategies Using Values-Informed Mental Models
This study used values-informed mental models (ViMM) to capture how a set of scientists thinks about modeling CRM strategy tradeoffs and how their values influence this thinking.
This report provides a risk assessment methodology that integrates risk factors and risk management approaches tailored to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's management, operations, and acquisition structures.
Jun 29, 2016
Less Use of Extreme Response Options by Asians to Standardized Care Scenarios May Explain Some Racial/Ethnic Differences in CAHPS Scores
This study explores whether lower ERT is observed for Asians than whites in response to standardized vignettes depicting patient experiences of care and whether ERT might in part explain Asians reporting worse care than whites.
A Preliminary Assessment of the Regionally Aligned Forces (RAF) Concept's Implications for Army Personnel Management
RAND Arroyo Center explored how the U.S. Army might need to adapt its personnel management policies and practices to support the Regionally Aligned Forces concept.
Nov 11, 2015
Through analysis of alternative courses of action and their effects on probability distributions estimated for performance, schedule, and cost, acquisition decisionmakers can understand the implications of certain risk-mitigating actions.
May 19, 2015
This report documents the structured process that was developed to help project teams identify acquisition framing assumptions, which are useful in defining and tracking key program assumptions throughout the life of an acquisition program.
Dec 4, 2014
Although innovations targeting quality improvement are often evaluated using surveys, there is considerable untapped potential for using CAHPS measures or surveys to assess their effectiveness.
Aug 28, 2014
Explores issues concerning license plate reader technology: funding, implementation, types of use, data retention policies, and privacy concerns.
Jul 2, 2014
The 'Mental Models' Methodology for Developing Communications: Adaptations for Informing Public Risk Management Decisions About Emerging Technologies
An overview of the 'mental models' methodology, focusing on each step in the initial approach, followed by a discussion of four specific challenges that a practitioner may face when implementing the approach, and strategies for addressing them.
Presents the users' manual for the Assessor Tool, an Excel information-based risk tool designed to assist the U.S. Department of Defense acquisition community in assessing weapon systems in accordance with the Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act.
Oct 31, 2013
Describes the Assessor Tool, an Excel information-based risk tool designed to assist the U.S. Department of Defense acquisition community in assessing weapon systems integration risk in accordance with the Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act.
Oct 31, 2013
Designing Better Pension Benefits Statements: Current Status, Best Practices and Insights from the Field of Judgment and Decisionmaking
Provides a normative and positive review of pension benefit statement design.
Jun 14, 2013
The Value of CCS Public Opinion Research: A Letter in Response to Malone Dooley and Bradbury (2010) "Moving from Misinformation Derived from Public Attitude Surveys on Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage Towards Realistic Stakeholder Involvement"
The authors discuss the merit of conducting research with both members of the general public and with populations living near proposed carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) sites.
Mar 1, 2012
Public perceptions of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) and other low-carbon electricity-generating technologies may affect the feasibility of their widespread deployment.
Sep 1, 2010