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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...]
Challenges And Requirements For Tomorrow’s Electrical Power Grid Click here to download the 40-page report as PDF. Executive Summary As the United States economy and society have become more reliant on the uninterrupted flow of electricity, the power grid upon which it depends for that supply has [Read More...]
The Southwest Defense Complex: The New First Line in the Nation’s Defense Executive Summary Click here to download the full report as PDF. It is a core principle of the U.S. military that you must train as you fight. One of the enduring advantages the U.S. military possesses is the quality of [Read More...]
Souda Bay: NATO’s Military Gem in the Eastern Mediterranean Click here to download the full study as PDF. Executive Summary The Middle East is afire, Russia is on the march and France, the United Kingdom, the United States and dozens of other countries are at war with the Islamic [Read More...]
The New Landscape In American Manufacturing: What It Takes To Succeed Today Click here to download the full study as PDF. Findings In Brief 1. The landscape of American manufacturing has changed. Manufacturing has been a key ingredient in America’s success as a nation — an engine of economic growth, innovation and [Read More...]
Middletown, NY Personalizes Learning To Narrow Achievement Gaps Click here to download the full study as PDF. Summary The Enlarged City School District of Middletown, New York is showing the nation how to transform a once-struggling district. Proving that good things come in small packages, this economically challenged [Read More...]
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