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The authors explore whether an object-detection model trained on artificial images could evaluate real images as an automated target recognition system, an important advancement in artificial intelligence and machine learning for the U.S military.
Nov 18, 2020
Gavin S. Hartnett, Lance Menthe, Jasmin Leveille, Damien Baveye, Li Ang Zhang, Dara Gold, Jeff Hagen, Jia Xu
This Perspective provides an analysis of how Beijing's growing influence is affecting South Korea-China relations in the strategic realm and presents the implications for U.S. policy in the Indo-Pacific.
Trust in government and media has declined in the past two decades. Assessing individual characteristics and institutional attributes associated with trust offers insight into this decline and is a first step toward rebuilding institutional trust.
Nov 17, 2020
Jennifer Kavanagh, Katherine Grace Carman, Maria DeYoreo, Nathan Chandler, Lynn E. Davis
Several public cord blood banks are struggling financially, and the question remains whether additional allocations of funds to them are justified. This article estimates the social benefits of public cord blood bank inventory net of cord blood banks' operational costs.
Features explore the challenge of delivering effective treatments for veterans with co-occuring disorders; teachers, students, and the importance of civic responsibility in present-day America; and teaching and learning in the age of COVID-19.
In this Data Note, researchers present findings on teaching and learning during a pandemic by drawing on surveys administered via the RAND American Educator Panels to nationally representative samples of teachers and principals in October 2020.
Motivated by concern that the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) will struggle to recruit and retain civilian talent for the U.S. Space Force, the authors compared DoD and private-sector monetary and nonmonetary compensation for high-value skill sets.
This report provides information about the sample, survey instrument, and data for the coronavirus disease 2019 surveys that were administered to principals and teachers in fall 2020 via the RAND Corporation's American Educator Panels.
Nov 16, 2020
Julia H. Kaufman, Melissa Diliberti, Gerald P. Hunter, David Grant, Laura S. Hamilton, Heather L. Schwartz, Claude Messan Setodji, Joshua Snoke, Christopher J. Young
To assess predictors of utilization and telelactation visit characteristics, we merged and analyzed data from two sources: visit-level data supplied by the telelactation vendor and longitudinal surveys of women in the intervention group at four timepoints.
Nov 13, 2020
Lori Uscher-Pines, Kandice A. Kapinos, Jill R. Demirci, Bonnie Ghosh-Dastidar, Kristin Ray, Virginia Kotzias, Debra L. Bogen
This report explores Vietnam's perspective on rising U.S.-China competition by evaluating how Vietnam is responding to U.S. and Chinese influence in diplomatic and political, economic, and security and military domains.
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