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    Report

    RCVS Under Care and 24/7 Emergency Care Review

    This study explored the views of the veterinary profession on under care and out of hours care to feed into the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons review of their regulations.

    Jul 7, 2022

    Tom Ling, Lucy Hocking, Chris Heywood, Matthew Evans, Kayte Ashton

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    Forecasting Demand for U.S. Ground Forces: An Interactive Tool

    This interactive tool uses a dynamic forecasting model to project future demand for U.S. ground forces. The resulting forecasts can help inform U.S. military decisions regarding future force planning, posture, and investments.

    Jul 6, 2022

    Bryan Frederick, Jennifer Kavanagh, Matthew Lane

  • Soldiers from 1st Cavalry Division crouch in front of tanks during an exercise

    Report

    Forecasting Demand for U.S. Ground Forces: Assessing Future Trends in Armed Conflict and U.S. Military Interventions

    This report identifies potential future demands for U.S. ground forces under different scenarios, including size, location, and capabilities, to inform Army decisions regarding future force planning, posture, and investments.

    Jul 6, 2022

    Matthew Lane, Bryan Frederick, Jennifer Kavanagh, Stephen Watts, Nathan Chandler, Meagan L. Smith

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    Report

    Identifying Critical IT Products and Services

    Researchers have identified the software and businesses that provide critical information technology products and services and developed a framework to continue this analysis as technology evolves. They assessed both software risk and business risk.

    Jul 6, 2022

    Sasha Romanosky, John Bordeaux, Michael J. D. Vermeer, Jonathan W. Welburn, Aaron Strong, Zev Winkelman

  • Report

    Report

    French Army Approaches to Networked Warfare

    The French concept of network-centric warfare argues that information-sharing enables forces to forgo armor and mass and underpins France's push for a middle-weight force -- one that can deploy to Africa but is robust enough for higher-end threats.

    Jul 6, 2022

    Michael Shurkin, Raphael S. Cohen, Arthur Chan

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    Report

    Career Services and College-Employer Partnership Practices in Community Colleges: Colleges in California, Ohio, and Texas

    In this report, the authors systemically examine the type of career services and college-employer partnership practices across three states -- California, Ohio, and Texas -- and a sample of community colleges that operate within them.

    Jul 6, 2022

    Rita T. Karam, Charles A. Goldman, Monica Rico

  • Report

    Report

    The Impact and Implementation of the Chicago Collaborative Teacher Professional Development Program

    The authors evaluated the Leading Educators Chicago Collaborative, a teacher professional development program aligned to Common Core State Standards, examining the program's implementation and its impact on student achievement.

    Jul 6, 2022

    Kata Mihaly, Isaac M. Opper, Lucas Greer

  • A green wireframe model covers an actor's lower face during the creation of a synthetic facial reanimation video, aka a deepfake, in London, Britain, February 12, 2019, photo by Reuters TV

    Report

    Artificial Intelligence, Deepfakes, and Disinformation: A Primer

    This Perspective provides an overview of the threat of deepfakes and reviews the fundamental artificial intelligence-driven technologies that make them possible. It highlights deepfakes' threats, as well as factors that could mitigate them.

    Jul 6, 2022

    Todd C. Helmus

  • Report

    Space Competition and the Dynamics of Conflict: Using Game Theory and Artificial Intelligence to Gain Strategic Insight

    The authors summarize research about using a game-theoretic model of competition and cooperation in space to examine the dynamics of conflict there, short of wars of total destruction. They focus specifically on the dynamics of space competition .

    Jul 5, 2022

    Bonnie L. Triezenberg, Krista Langeland, Bryce Downing

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Pods in Action: Community Works

    This case study describes Community Works, a pandemic-era learning pod in New Orleans, LA. This case study is part of an effort by the Center for Reinventing Public Education to capture lessons learned from pandemic-era schooling.

    Jul 1, 2022

    Heather Gomez-Bendaña, Elizabeth D. Steiner

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Pods in Action: Hyde Park Neighborhood Club

    This case study describes Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, a pandemic-era learning pod in Chicago, IL. This case study is part of an effort by the Center for Reinventing Public Education to capture lessons learned from pandemic-era schooling.

    Jul 1, 2022

    Rebecca Ann Lawrence

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Pods in Action: Neighborhood North

    This case study describes Neighborhood North, a pandemic-era learning pod in Beaver Falls, PA. This case study is part of an effort by the Center for Reinventing Public Education to capture lessons learned from pandemic-era schooling.

    Jul 1, 2022

    Elizabeth D. Steiner, Heather Gomez-Bendaña

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Use of Personalized Learning Platforms in One Pandemic-Era Microschool: A Case Study

    The many pandemic-era uses of personalized learning platforms can provide insight into how they might affect students' academic, social, and emotional outcomes. This report discusses one example: the Southern Nevada Urban Micro Academy (SNUMA).

    Jul 1, 2022

    Christopher Joseph Doss, Elizabeth D. Steiner

  • Report

    Report

    Diversity in U.S. Military Families: An Environmental Scan of the Peer-Reviewed Literature on Race and Ethnic Variation for Select Well-Being Outcomes

    Researchers explore the literature on race and ethnicity in relation to U.S. military service member well-being in the areas of mental health, behavioral health, family violence, marital satisfaction, and financial stress.

    Jul 1, 2022

    Sarah O. Meadows, Sierra Smucker, Dionne Barnes-Proby, Julia Vidal Verástegui, Rosemary Li, Elliott Brennan

  • Report

    Report

    Managing Adverse and Reportable Information Regarding U.S. Military Officers: 2019 Update

    The authors analyze the policies and processes for reporting unfavorable information about U.S. military officers being considered for appointments, promotions, or retirements and make recommendations for improvement.

    Jul 1, 2022

    Katherine L. Kidder, Laura L. Miller, Samantha E. DiNicola, Phillip Carter

  • Report

    Report

    Understanding and evaluating the impact of dental program accreditation

    Dental program accreditation activities undertaken by the Australian Dental Council influence education providers via directive, anticipatory, strategic, stakeholder, and relational impact mechanisms.

    Jun 30, 2022

    Katherine I. Morley, Jade Yeung, Gemma-Claire Ali, Samiha Alom, Pamina Smith, Carl Rhodes

  • Report

    Report

    America's 5G Era: Strengthening Current and Future U.S. Technical Competitiveness in 5G

    Fifth-generation telecommunications technology (5G) offers a wide variety of potential applications. Authors discuss the global state of play in several aspects of the 5G ecosystem and raise several issues for policymakers to consider.

    Jun 30, 2022

    Edward Parker, Spencer Pfeifer, Timothy M. Bonds

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    Dental program accreditation: Exploring mechanisms of impact

    The Australian Dental Council's approach to dental program accreditation uses directive, anticipatory, strategic, stakeholder, and relational impact mechanisms to influence education providers and ensure graduates are sufficiently competent.

    Jun 30, 2022

    Katherine I. Morley, Jade Yeung, Gemma-Claire Ali, Samiha Alom, Pamina Smith, Carl Rhodes

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    Six Skills for Success: How the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program Can Support Participants in Developing Portable Skills Employers Value

    The authors of this research identify a set of common skills among high-paying, growing occupations that do not require a bachelor's degree for possible incorporation into the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe program curriculum.

    Jun 30, 2022

    Kathryn A. Edwards, Melanie A. Zaber, Daniel Schwam

  • Commercial Book

    Commercial Book

    Assessing the Harms of Crime: A New Framework for Criminal Policy

    Assessing the Harms of Crime provides a firm analytical foundation for making normative decisions about criminal and related policy, taking harm—and its reduction—as a conceptual starting point and supplying the means for systematic, empirical analysis in a harm assessment framework.

    Jun 29, 2022

    Victoria A. Greenfield, Letizia Paoli