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  • Sources of Weapon System Cost Growthby Joseph G. Bolten; Robert S. Leonard; Mark V. Arena

    RAND Corporation 2008; US$ 9.95

    This analysis uses data from Selected Acquisition Reports to determine the causes of cost growth in 35 mature major defense acquisition programs. Four major sources of growth are identified: (1) errors in estimation and scheduling, (2) decisions by the government, (3) financial matters, and (4) miscellaneous. The analysis shows that more than two-thirds... more...

  • Transforming US Army Supply Chainsby Greg Parlier

    Business Expert Press 2011; US$ 19.95

    This text offers a practical approach for understanding the US Army's extremely complex global logistics system, widely acknowledged as one of the largest in the world. The focus is on inventory management policy where prescriptions are illuminated through the prism of an enterprise supply chain analysis. Although Army aviation logistics examples are... more...

  • Air Mobilityby Robert C. Owen

    Potomac Books Inc. 2013; US$ 45.00

    Global air mobility is an American invention. During the twentieth century, other nations developed capabilities to transport supplies and personnel by air to support deployed military forces. But only the United States mustered the resources and will to create a global transport force and aerial refueling aircraft capable of moving air and ground... more...

  • Cap Badges of the British Army 1939-45by G L D Alderton

    The History Press 2014; US$ 29.17

    The British Army has always set great store by its cap badges, which, in miniature, encapsulated the history and traditions of the units that wore them. They were worn with pride by the County regiments (that formed the bulk of the infantry) throughout the two world wars. Here is a comprehensive illustrated collection of the cap badges of the Second... more...

  • Uniforms of the German Soliderby Alejandro M. de Quesada

    Frontline Books 2013; US$ 8.99

    This book traces the evolution of the German Army uniform from 1870 to the present day, using nearly 800 photographs to offer the reader an unparalleled analysis. Each image is accompanied by a detailed caption, explaining interesting aspects of the soldier’s uniform, insignia and equipment.It begins with the German Empire at its height, with... more...

  • Air Force Service Procurementby Laura H. Baldwin; John A. Ausink; Nancy Nicosia

    RAND Corporation 2005; US$ 9.95

    To assist the Air Force in the process of changing the way it purchases services, this report reviews related commercial sector practices and suggests metrics to track progress and refine services procurement efforts over time. more...

  • An Analysis of Pay for Enlisted Personnelby Beth J. Asch; James R. Hosek; John T. Warner

    RAND Corporation 2001; US$ 9.95

    This documented briefing addresses the questions of whether militarycompensation is adequate to enable the military services to meet theirmanpower requirements now and in the future and whether action to changemilitary compensation is required now. Major military pay legislation waspassed in 1999 and took effect in Fiscal Year 2000, so there is also... more...

  • An Executive Perspective on Workforce Planningby Robert M. Emmerichs; Cheryl Y. Marcum; Albert A. Robbert

    RAND Corporation 2004; US$ 9.95

    Workforce planning is an activity intended to ensure that investment in human capital results in the timely capability to effectively carry out an organization?s strategic intent. This report examines how corporate executives can provide guidance from the top of the organization to the business units that actually carry out the organization?s activities... more...

  • An Operational Process for Workforce Planning by Robert M. Emmerichs; Cheryl Y. Marcum; Albert A. Robbert

    RAND Corporation 2004; US$ 9.95

    Workforce planning is an activity intended to ensure that investment in human capital results in the timely capability to effectively carry out an organization?s strategic intent. This report examines the purposes of workforce planning, identifies key factors contributing to successful workforce planning, and describes a RAND-developed process for... more...

  • Environmental Management in Proactive Commercial Firmsby Frank Camm

    RAND Corporation 2001; US$ 9.95

    This study focuses on how commercial firms recognized as having the best environmental management practices in the USA, have implemented those practices, specifically addressing those relevant to the Department of Defense's central logistics activities. more...