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Improving service coordination through integrated data systems requires a number of complex steps at the organizational, technical, end user, and educational levels. Successful integration includes extensive need for human engagement, training, and buy-in, as well as allowing for sufficient time to complete all steps.
Apr 21, 2020
Vivian L. Towe, Laura M. Bogart, Ryan K. McBain, Lisa Wagner, Clare Stevens, Shira H. Fischer, Sarah MacCarthy
As part of the Gun Policy in America initiative, researchers developed annual, state-level estimates of household firearm ownership from 1980 to 2016, which should help further research on the relationship between firearm ownership and key outcomes.
Apr 21, 2020
Terry L. Schell, Samuel Peterson, Brian G. Vegetabile, Adam Scherling, Rosanna Smart, Andrew R. Morral
This report, the second edition of an earlier work, synthesizes the available scientific evidence for the effects of various firearm policies on firearm deaths, violent crime, the gun industry, defensive gun use, and other outcomes.
Apr 21, 2020
Rosanna Smart, Andrew R. Morral, Sierra Smucker, Samantha Cherney, Terry L. Schell, Samuel Peterson, Sangeeta C. Ahluwalia, Matthew Cefalu, Lea Xenakis, Rajeev Ramchand, Carole Roan Gresenz
The authors examine how Russia assesses and applies the correlation of forces and means -- the military balance between two opponents at the global, regional, and local levels -- and outline recent relevant developments in Russian military thought.
This Data Note draws on data from the spring 2019 American Instructional Resources Survey to provide new insights from English language arts, math, and science teachers on their use of digital materials.
The authors developed recommendations to improve existing formal requirements and technological solutions regarding naval surface fire support, a way for the U.S. Navy to provide the equivalent of artillery support for forces operating ashore.
Apr 16, 2020
Bradley Martin, Brittany Clayton, Jonathan Welch, Sebastian Joon Bae, Yerin Kim, Inez Khan, Nathaniel Edenfield
In this Perspective, the authors explore a mechanism to help the federal government or other responsible entities increase the flow of medical supplies to where they are most needed at any given point in time by discouraging resource-hoarding.
RAND researchers review the motivations for adaptive basing, describe a footprint model used for estimating its implications for Agile Combat Support (ACS), and discuss recommendations for the ACS community and the U.S. Air Force at large.
Apr 16, 2020
Patrick Mills, James A. Leftwich, John G. Drew, Daniel P. Felten, Josh Girardini, John P. Godges, Michael J. Lostumbo, Anu Narayanan, Kristin Van Abel, Jonathan William Welburn, Anna Jean Wirth
This study challenges the traditional relationships between the UK's military, government and people. It examines the relevance of the construct for the 21st Century and what this evolving relationship means for the nature of the utility of force.
How should we measure national power? Which states are gaining or losing it? The authors illustrate a quantitative, scenario-based approach for policymakers, assess the impact of shocks, and identify periods when shifts could portend conflict.
This American Educator Panels Data Note describes the degree to which teachers believe national survey data would be useful for thinking about how to improve their practices and the extent to which perceptions vary by school characteristics.
The authors consider how policy environments affect school districts' attempts to scale and sustain quality summer programs. This report, the sixth in a series, is intended to help program leaders navigate local, state, and federal policy contexts.
These proceedings capture assessments by regional experts presented at a March 2019 conference on the topic of the "free and open Indo-Pacific" and the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue as seen by India, Australia, and Indonesia.
This American Educator Panels Data Note provides insights into teachers' perceptions of the supports available for helping students with unique learning profiles and whether teachers' access to these supports varies based on school characteristics.
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