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Balancing Smart Grid Data and Consumer Privacy EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Click here to download the full study as a PDF Technologies on the electric grid allow for two-way communication and the transfer of data between utilities and customers. Information from the grid enables customers to decrease electricity costs [Read More...]
California Aims To Incentivize Utilities To Adopt Third-Party Energy Resources EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Click here to download the full study as PDF. California’s ambitious policy goals of reducing greenhouse emissions and increasing renewable resources could be assisted by third-party energy sources. Distributed energy resources are defined as renewable generation sources, energy [Read More...]
Better Serving Those Who Serve: Improving the Educational Opportunities of Military-Connected Students Key Findings Click here to download the full report as PDF. This report assesses the performance of schools in four states with large concentrations of active-duty military personnel who have children in the public school systems. They are Colorado, [Read More...]
Near-Term U.S. Army Modernization: Buying What Is Available and Buying Time Executive Summary Click here to download the full study as PDF. The U.S. Army is rapidly losing its competitive advantages in high-end combat. The ability to achieve tactical overmatch, that combination of superior systems, intelligence, combined arms tactics and command [Read More...]
Aircraft Carriers: The Unique Value of America’s Most Famous Combat System Aircraft carriers are the preeminent expression of U.S. military power. The United States is the only nation that operates a fleet of large-deck, nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. With unlimited range and the capacity to destroy hundreds of surface targets per day, [Read More...]
Connecting Microgrids With Public-Private Partnerships To Meet Critical Needs Click here to download the full study at PDF. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Moving forward with plans to address the modernization needs of the nation’s electric grid is a vast undertaking, estimated to require some $2 trillion of investment over the next [Read More...]
What Boeing Has Meant For America: A Centennial Assessment Findings In Brief  Click here to download the study as PDF. An Enterprise Unlike Any Other. The Boeing Company was founded on July 15, 1916. Over the following century, Boeing became the biggest aerospace enterprise in the world, famous for [Read More...]
Strategies for Improving Charter School Facilities Funding Executive Summary Costs associated with accessing and maintaining viable facilities can present an expensive hurdle for public charter schools.  This paper discusses five strategies in use in different jurisdictions to support charter schools by reducing the cost and challenges related [Read More...]
The Jones Act And Homeland Security In The 21st Century For nearly a century, the Jones Act has protected the U.S. shipbuilding industrial base and ensured the continuation of an American merchant marine.  Since September 11, it has also become an important instrument for the protection of the U.S. homeland [Read More...]
Practices of the U.S. Postal Service That Imply Anti-Competitive Behavior: Historical Parallels and Remedies Across Other Regulated Sectors Summary Click here to download the full study as PDF. As have previous government monopolies, the U.S. Postal Service has been engaging in a pattern of business practices that appear anti-competitive, leveraging postal law to enable it to gain impermissible [Read More...]
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