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Incentivizing a New Defense Industrial Base Click here to download the full report as PDF. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY It is the contention of this study that private corporations are increasingly disincentivized to do business with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Contracting with DoD has always been [Read More...]
Blue-Green Intersections: Impacts of Water Shortages on Western State Energy Policies Click here to download the full report as PDF. Executive Summary California and Arizona, two of the nation’s leaders in renewable energy growth, are also among the states most severely impacted by severe water shortages.  In California, where aggressive targets [Read More...]
Securing DoD Networks for the 21st Century Click here to download the full report as PDF. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Some forty years ago, the U.S. Armed Forces began a revolution in military affairs based largely on the exploitation of information. A series of advances in position location, accurate [Read More...]
Small Modular Nuclear Reactors Can Represent an Innovative Solution for America’s Shifting Energy Sector Click here to download the full report as PDF Executive Summary The United States is heavily reliant on nuclear power for its electricity.  Last year, six states used nuclear power for more than 45 percent of electricity generation, with 19 [Read More...]
What Can Be Learned from the Northeast’s Use of Microgrids Click here to download the full study as PDF. Executive Summary As energy decisionmakers pursue strategies to bolster the resilience of the electric grid and to integrate renewable energy sources, an increasing number are turning to microgrids.  Microgrids are small-scale [Read More...]
Performance Based Funding In New Jersey: Leveraging Education Spending To Close Stark Achievement Gaps Click here to download the full study as PDF. Executive Summary New Jersey has among the highest levels of elementary and secondary education spending in the nation, accounting for at least 6.3 percent of the state’s GDP. But the [Read More...]
Missile Defense: Why America Has Almost No Protection From The Greatest Threat It Faces, And What To Do About It Click here to download the full study as PDF. Findings in Brief Nuclear war is the only foreseeable threat to America’s survival in this century, and Russia is the most plausible nation from which a large-scale nuclear attack might originate. [Read More...]
Transforming Education Through Digital And Blended Learning Executive Summary January 2015 — The growth of innovative new personalized learning models is fast becoming the most compelling story in American elementary and secondary education. These instructional models are underway in most parts of the country, utilizing and refining [Read More...]
Rethinking Competition In Defense Acquisition Click here to download the full study as PDF. Introduction In its 2014 Annual Report, Performance of the Defense Acquisition System,[i] the Department of Defense (DoD) states “Competition is the single best way to motivate contractors to provide the [Read More...]
The RD-180 Replacement and the Future of the U.S. Rocket Motor Industrial Base Click here to download the full study as PDF. Introduction The United States was one of the two initial space-faring countries. Without assured access to space, the United States will cease to be a Great Power. It is almost [Read More...]
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