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Applying Performance-Based Funding To Public Education Executive Summary The purpose of performance-based funding (PBF) is to better align funding for schools with important student outcomes to incent ongoing, improved performance of schools individually and systemically. PBF provides an opportunity to make strategic investments in schools by [Read More...]
America Needs To Develop A New Bomber Now Research Study The Lexington Institute has prepared a concise study explaining why development of the Air Force’s Long Range Strike Bomber (LRS-B) is essential to national security. The following summary captures the major points made in the study. SUMMARY CONTENTS [Read More...]
Repairing the Nation’s Education System for Adult English Learners Executive Summary Key Points: • 23 million US adults with Limited English Proficiency — 2.9 million are native-born. • Immigrants are often highly-motivated to learn English. • Available government data suggests the adult English as a Second Language system is [Read More...]
Competitive Defense Contracting: When It Makes Sense (and When It Doesn’t) Research Study Executive Summary Competition has become the mantra of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) acquisition corps. The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics, Mr. Frank Kendall has gone on record saying “I think that nothing, nothing, [Read More...]
Teaching History In Public Schools An Analysis of State Requirements Executive Summary American students continue to demonstrate a pattern of alarmingly poor knowledge of their nation’s history. Whether measured by the U.S. Department of Education or by private organizations, the results vary little and show [Read More...]
Tactical Aircraft and the Preservation of U.S. Air Dominance Research Study Introduction The case for focusing on air dominance has its roots in the most successful of U.S. military operations. One built around it was the invasion of Normandy. Air dominance was the basis of the whole plan as [Read More...]
U.S. Air Dominance: Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Research Study Introduction The United States has enjoyed global air dominance for many decades. No U.S. soldier on the ground has been killed by hostile aircraft since the Korean War, and no U.S. pilot in the air has been killed [Read More...]
Toward A 21st Century Defense Logistics Enterprise Research Study Historically the focus of the defense acquisition and sustainment system has swung pendulum-like between two policy objectives. At one end of the arc, the goal is effectiveness: insuring that the military gets the best equipment and support available [Read More...]
Modernizing the Air Force’s Electronic Aircraft Fleet Research Study Findings In Brief The U.S. Air Force operates a fleet of six dozen intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft based on the old Boeing 707 airframe that are essential to the success of the joint force. Some of [Read More...]
Averting Catastrophe In Cyberspace: Core Requirements Research Study Findings In Brief The information revolution has transformed every facet of commerce and culture, including the military enterprise. Unfortunately, it has also empowered extremists, criminals and agents of enemy nations who can use cyberspace to subvert or destroy [Read More...]
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