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The Logic of Maritime Domain Awareness Research Study The United States and it allies face a diverse array of security problems in the emerging global landscape, ranging from terrorism and insurgency to arms trafficking and illegal migration. Many of these problems have a maritime dimension that [Read More...]
Contractors On The Battlefield Research Study Civilian contractors have a larger presence on today’s battlefields than ever before. Over a decade ago, as the U.S. military began downsizing, it began transferring many of its support functions to private sector contractors. From the provision of [Read More...]
Sea-based Missile Defense: The First Line of Defense for U.S. Homeland Research Study George S. Patton once averred that when Samson slew a thousand Philistines with the jawbone of an ass the weapon was surely en vogue for centuries. The U.S. Navy’s Aegis Weapon System has not been around for centuries, [Read More...]
Hear No Evil: Closing the Gap in Language Resources Research Study On February 26, 1993, terrorists exploded a bomb under New York’s World Trade Center, killing six people and injuring a thousand. At the time, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) held tapes and documents containing clues about what [Read More...]
Modularity, The Littoral Combat Ship and the Future of the U.S. Navy Research Study The U.S. Navy is engaged in a far-reaching transformation based on the exploitation of information technologies. At the heart of this transformation is the concept of networking the force. This involves, first, connecting all the platforms and major [Read More...]
Modernizing the Aerial Refueling Fleet Research Study Aerial refueling tankers are the quiet enablers of joint air power. By allowing fighters, bombers, cargo planes and other aircraft to refuel without landing, they greatly extend the operational range of U.S. forces. The current tanker fleet consists [Read More...]
Marine Corps Equipment After Iraq Research Study The United States has understandably focused on the tremendous human costs of the war in Iraq, yet there are other costs that must be addressed as well. Earlier this year the Center for American Progress and the Lexington [Read More...]
Public-Private Partnerships and the Future of the Army Industrial Enterprise Research Study At the heart of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) acquisition and logistics transformation are Public-Private Partnerships (P3). This transformational effort recognizes the unique elements that both the organic base and private industry bring to the table — the [Read More...]
Army Equipment After Iraq Research Study Operations in Iraq have placed the heaviest burden on the active and reserve components of the U.S. Army. While most attention has rightly focused on the war’s impact on our men and women in uniform, this report examines [Read More...]
Performance Based Logistics and the Army Industrial Enterprise Research Study In today’s world, businesses manage vast, global flows of goods and products through advanced logistics systems that guarantee rapid, on-time and error-free delivery to customers worldwide. Continuous improvement in logistics processes has become a key competitive factor. Companies [Read More...]
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