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Analysis and Recommendations on the Company-Grade Officer Shortfall in the Reserve Components of the U.S. Army

Abstract: Read the paper here. The U.S. Army National Guard (ARNG) and the U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) both have lower-than-authorized inventories of company-grade officers. Army Reserve Components (RCs) have higher-than-authorized inventories of lieutenants but lower-than-authorized inventories of captains. This monograph addresses...

Published, RAND   :   June 15, 2012 1:17 PM  :  read more »

A Methodology for Comparing Costs and Benefits of Management Alternatives for F-22 Sustainment

Abstract: Read the article here. The U.S. Air Force asked RAND Project AIR FORCE to perform a congressionally required assessment of contractor versus organic sustainment strategies to determine the most cost-effective approach for the F-22 air vehicle and F119 engine sustainment....

Published, RAND   :   June 15, 2012 1:07 PM  :  read more »

The Day After: When Electronic Voting Machines Fail

Abstract: In any democracy, delivering on the promise that every vote should count depends fundamentally on the ability to count votes accurately....

Author: Ian Palmer Cook

Published, RAND, Voting   :   June 15, 2012 12:18 PM  :  read more »

Security Decision Support Challenges in Data Collection and Use

Abstract: In 2005, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) surveyed 36,000 businesses about cybercrime. We contrast past cybersecurity data collection efforts with the BJS study. Then, based on a framework for evaluating applicability of data to models and decision making, we...

Author: Ian P. Cook, The RAND Corporation; Shari Lawrence Pfleeger, The RAND Corporation

Econ of Information Security, Published, RAND   :   June 4, 2012 2:48 PM  :  read more »   :  

About the Author

Ian P. Cook is a Ph.D. student at the University of Pittsburgh, studying American Politics. He has also been a researcher with the RAND Corporation. No material on this site implies endorsement by either institution.