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Keeping The Lights On: How Electricity Policy Must Keep Pace With Technology Click here to download the full study as PDF. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The basic functions of American society and economy are reliant upon uninterrupted access to electricity to an unprecedented degree. Meanwhile, requirements for systems that safeguard power reliability and quality [Read More...]
What It Will Take to Advance the Growth of High-Quality Charter Schools in New Jersey, Washington, DC and Virginia Click here to download the full study as PDF. Executive Summary As the public charter school movement in the United States approaches its 25th year, its intensified emphasis on high-quality options and outcomes stands to benefit students across the educational [Read More...]
Brazil’s Diverse (and Popular) Postal Services Click here to download the full study as PDF.   Studies on the Changing Postal Marketplace: Volume 2 Executive Summary Brazil’s national postal operator, Empresa Brasileira de Correios e Telégrafos (ECT or Correios) is the country’s designated provider of universal [Read More...]
China’s Postal Services: Which Path Forward? Click here to download the full study as PDF.   Studies on the Changing Postal Marketplace: Volume 1 Executive Summary This report represents the first in a series examining the postal and delivery sectors of the world’s major economies. It [Read More...]
The Next U.S. Asymmetric Advantage: Maritime Lasers to Counter the A2/AD Challenge Executive Summary Click here to download the full study as PDF. The United States Navy is confronted by an expanding array of both qualitative and quantitative threats to its ability to conduct its fundamental missions of forward presence, sea control, [Read More...]
NATO’s Last Chance: Invest Its Scarce Resources Wisely or Accept Strategic Irrelevance Click here to download the full report as PDF. For more than two decades, NATO spending on defense has declined to levels today that are perilously close to disarmament.  Senior U.S. officials have repeatedly warned NATO that its failure to [Read More...]
Updating Career and Technical Education For The 21st Century Executive Summary Download PDF Version of the Study Career and Technical Education (CTE) is undergoing rapid change in many schools across the United States, as educators strive to connect school programs with actual workplace needs. But while a small number [Read More...]
Ex-Im Bank: How A Small Agency Delivers Big Benefits For America’s Economy Executive Summary Click here to download the full study as PDF. The Export-Import Bank is the official export credit agency of the U.S. government, established during the Great Depression to create jobs by facilitating the export of American-made goods. The [Read More...]
U.S. Air Dominance in a Fiscally Constrained Environment: Defining Paths to the Future Dominant airpower is essential to virtually every operation the U.S. military conducts. It is an essential component of the U.S. military’s “DNA.” Budget cuts, shrinking force structure, poor investments in modernization, technological innovation and a growing anti-access/area denial (A2/AD) threat [Read More...]
The Right Way To Modernize: The Army’s Airborne Reconnaissance Low Planes Executive Summary The U.S. Army maintains a small fleet of fixed-wing aircraft for providing timely reconnaissance to its commanders during combat operations. The most capable such planes are EO-5C Airborne Reconnaissance Low (ARL) planes, which detect, identify and track hostile [Read More...]
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