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  • Alternative Futures and Their Implications for Army Modernization 2003

    John Gordon IV, Brian Nichiporuk

    It is useful for the Army to understand the implications that several “alternative futures” might have for its long-term force structure and modernization plans. Having developed several plausible alternative futures (looking out roughly 25 years), the authors describe each one’s possible implications for the Army’s likely missions and the forces required for those missions, discussing the impact on Army modernization plans.

  • Army Stationing and Rotation Policy 2003

    William M. Hix, J Michael Polich, Thomas F. Lippiatt

    The Army wished to study a policy under which the United States would maintain as much of its forward presence in Europe as feasible by rotating units from CONUS rather than permanently stationing them in Europe. Implementing such a plan, and thus restationing units from Europe to the United States, would require adjustments in basing infrastructure, unit training and deployment cycles, personnel movements, and family support. This study identifies the most important adjustments and assesses the feasibility and potential costs of the change.

  • Combat Service Support Transformation 2003

    Eric Peltz, John Halliday, Steven Hartman

    To be a strategically responsive force, the Army must be able to rapidly move or project forces with sufficient power to execute a broad spectrum of missions. This briefing examines the Army’s strategies for transforming its combat service support (CSS) activities in support of this power projection goal. The authors aim to provide a common understanding of the strategies the Army is using to improve power projection capability from a CSS perspective and to spur additional application of these strategies.

  • The Global War on Terrorism 2003

    Bruce R. Nardulli

    When the war on terrorism became the top U.S. priority, how did this affect the Army’s other longstanding commitments? How should the Army adjust to the altered landscape? The author here summarizes the thoughts of a group of RAND Arroyo Center researchers who found five main demands that the Army must be able to meet: increased deployments, a broader range of capabilities, greater use of the transformation process to meet these goals, high demand for scarce skills, and a more flexible overseas basing structure.

  • How Will the e-Explosion Affect How We Do Research? 2003

    Carolyn Wong

    What better way to prove that collaborative research can be aided by the electronic tools now available than by using those tools to conduct an actual research project? Using an extension of the Delphi method of exercises known as “E-Del+I,” RAND researchers and others involved in this project attempted to do just that. This briefing documents their efforts to develop the taxonomy of e-aided research and conduct an exercise to show the feasibility of this approach. The ensuing exercise demonstrated the cost, time, and efficiency benefits of the E-Del+I method.

  • Options for Managing the Army’s Arsenals and Ammunition Plants 2003

    William M. Hix, David M. Oaks, Bruce Held, Edward G. Keating, Michael V. Hynes, John R. Bondanella

    The U.S. Army retains organic facilities to provide a significant part of its ordnance materiel and ammunition. This briefing looked at four options for these facilities: privatization, creating a Federal Government Corporation, consolidation, and recapitalization.

  • Organizational Management of Army Research 2003

    Carolyn Wong

    For planners considering changes in the organizational structure of Army combat materiel research and development activities, it is useful to examine the historical record. Insights from the Army’s past experience can illuminate beneficial features that should be incorporated in any new organization structure as well as prevent a repeat of what has already been tried unsuccessfully.

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  • Homeland Security 2003

    John V. Parachini, Lynn E. Davis, Timothy Liston

    The new Department of Homeland Security has ambitious goals set out for it by the Bush Administration. This paper provides a compendium of past recommendations from various public and private organizations on how the new department might achieve those goals. The authors reviewed key reports from those organizations, which represent most of the significant efforts to date concerning recommended policy changes and policy initiatives to enhance homeland security.