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This report looks at demographic differences in U.S. Air Force Undergraduate Pilot Training completion and presents challenges that women and racial and ethnic minorities might face in entering and completing the training.
Jul 19, 2018
David Schulker, Douglas Yeung, Kirsten M. Keller, Leslie Adrienne Payne, Lisa Saum-Manning, Kimberly Curry Hall, Stefan Zavislan
This report assesses potential cost savings available through use of a three-year block buy contract for procurement of F-35 aircraft during fiscal years 2018-2020 -- approximately $2.1 billion, or 4.9 percent of the cost of annual contracting.
Jul 18, 2018
James D. Powers, Guy Weichenberg, Abby Doll, Thomas Goughnour, Thomas Light, Mark A. Lorell, Ellen M. Pint, Soumen Saha, Fred Timson, Thomas Whitmore, Robert A. Guffey
Under alternative assumptions about consumer responses, we find that enrollment falls by 2.8 million to 13 million people nationwide and premiums for bronze plans increase by 3 percent to 13 percent when the mandate penalty is removed.
The project sought to enhance efficient use of Army recruiting resources and policies by optimizing required resource levels and mix to support recruiting under varying recruiting requirements and environments and recruit eligibility policies.
Jul 12, 2018
David Knapp, Bruce R. Orvis, Christopher E. Maerzluft, Tiffany Tsai
This report provides a preliminary evaluation effort of the implementation of the physical tests and standards being adopted by the U.S. Air Force Tactical Air Control Party and Air Liaison Officer career fields.
Jul 11, 2018
Sean Robson, Tracy C. McCausland, Jennifer L. Cerully, Stephanie Pezard, Laura Raaen, Nahom M. Beyene
As part of a larger project identifying feasible options for the future funding of health & social care in the UK, this paper explores how 16 high-income countries have implemented changes to their funding systems to better meet the challenges ahead.
Jul 10, 2018
Jonathan Cylus, Daniel Roland, Ellen Nolte, Jennie Corbett, Karen Jones, Julien Forder, Jon Sussex
Assessing whether networked risk assessments match the actual cascades that occur during disasters can provide a process for further refinement of assessment tools by uncovering their strengths and weaknesses.
Many academic disciplines have formally theorized culture as socially learned information that can influence beliefs and behaviors. This tool combines methods from anthropology and related areas to create a manual to examine cultural data.
Jul 9, 2018
Luke J. Matthews, Ryan Andrew Brown, David P. Kennedy
In this review a substantial database of diversion-factor evidence was collated. Little recent evidence on bus fare and generalised journey time elasticities was identified. Recommendations are provided, based on analysis of the available evidence.
Jul 9, 2018
Fay Dunkerley, Mark Wardman, Charlene Rohr, Nils Fearnley
In recent wargames depicting conflicts against the nation's most capable adversaries, U.S. forces have failed to achieve their objectives and suffered heavy losses. This Perspective examines how things got to this point and what can be done about it.
In this report, RAND Europe describes and analyses the background and importance of the ongoing long-term revision of the Capability Development Plan - a strategic picture of European military capabilities regularly updated by the EDA.
Jul 6, 2018
Marta Kepe, James Black, Jack Melling, Jessica Plumridge
National baseline data on nursing home infection control programs will aid evaluations of a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services rule requiring facilities to include an antibiotic stewardship and employ an infection preventionist.
Jul 6, 2018
Patricia Stone, Carolyn T. A. Herzig, Mansi Agarwal, Monika Pogorzelska-Maziarz, Andrew W. Dick
Sexual event factors—characteristics of partners, positions, and partner-seeking venues—associated with condomless anal intercourse among black men who have sex with men vary by HIV status and knowledge of partner status.
Jul 6, 2018
Cui Yang, Carl Latkin, Karin Tobin, David W. Seal, Beryl Koblin, Geetanjali Chander, Daniel Siconolfi, Stephen Flores, Pilgrim Spikes