Program Characteristics That Contribute to Cost Growth: A Comparison of Air Force Major Defense Acquisition Programs
This report evaluates four recent Air Force Major Defense Acquisition Programs with low cost growth and compares and contrasts their key characteristics to the six programs evaluated with extreme cost growth from a companion RAND Corporation report.
Jun 30, 2017
Assesses the Bureau of Justice Assistance's State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training Program, which provides various forms counterterrorism training to state, local, and tribal law enforcement personnel.
Oct 28, 2016
U.S. Department of Defense Experiences with Substituting Government Civilian Employees for Military Personnel: Executive Summary
This report summarizes research on recent patterns in military-to-civilian conversion -- that is, converting military positions to government civilian positions -- to identify the primary impediments to such conversions.
Jun 29, 2016
U.S. Department of Defense Experiences with Substituting Government Employees for Military Personnel: Challenges and Opportunities
This report examines recent patterns in military-to-civilian conversion -- that is, converting military positions to government civilian positions -- to identify the primary impediments to such conversions.
Jun 29, 2016
Reviews the Los Angeles Fire Department's hiring practices as of June 2014 and outlines a recommended new firefighter hiring process.
Jan 22, 2015
This report describes how to best measure and assess the progress and outcomes of locally focused stability operations -- the missions, tasks, and activities that create stability by building security, governance, and development in a community.
Aug 21, 2014
Locally focused stability operations (LFSO) to build security, development, and governance are difficult to assess because of the complexity of operational environments. This brief outlines creation of an assessment plan for a notional LFSO scenario.
Aug 21, 2014
Based on an analysis of security cooperation (SC) data and state fragility scores for 107 countries in 1991-2008, the report describes the correlation between provision of SC by the United States and a reduction in partner state fragility.
Mar 20, 2014
Future U.S. Army Security Force Assistance missions, such as those envisioned for the U.S. Army's Regionally Aligned Forces, can benefit from the experience gained in Afghanistan as captured in this report.
Oct 16, 2013