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Persistent Engagement, Agreed Competition, Cyberspace Interaction Dynamics, and Escalation

May, 2018
Policymakers and academics discussing cyber operations tend to fear escalation should states adopt a more proactive posture in cyberspace.
Assessment of Graph Databases as a Viable Materiel Solution for the Army’s Dynamic Force Structure (DFS) Portal Implementation: Final Report

March, 2016
This document examines the maturity and applicability of two technologies –inverted index search engines and key:value pair data representations.
The Effect of Extremes in Small Sample Size on Simple Mixed Models: A Comparison of Level-1 and Level-2 Size

February, 2018
Mixed models are ideally suited to analyzing nested data from within-persons designs, designs that are advantageous in applied research.
An Evaluation of the National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellows Program

June, 2017
The DoD established the National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellowships (NSSEFF) program, now Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship (VBFF), in 2008 to support university faculty and scientists to conduct potentially ....
The United States and Africa—Looking Toward the Next Decade: Symposium Report

July, 2016
In a 2016 symposium, 175 Africa specialists discussed African megatrends, Africa’s external partnerships, and policy alternatives for the United States.
Assessing Medical Readiness Within Inpatient Platforms (Presentation)

June, 2017
The readiness of the military medical force to provide care in an operational environment has been a subject of particular concern to the Congress, as reflected in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017.
Effective Financial Decision Aids

July, 2017
The National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2016 directs the Secretaries of the Armed Forces and the Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces to provide financial literacy training to Service members at certain critical points t....
The Threat Detection System That Cried Wolf: Reconciling Operators with Developers

December, 2015
DoD and DHS use many threat detection systems, such as air cargo screeners and counter-Improvised Explosive Device systems that perform well during testing but are not always well-received by the system operators.
Reenergizing U.S. Space Nuclear Power Generation

May, 2011
This report presents an argument for reenergizing U. S. space nuclear reactor development. Over the next 10 to 20 years, missions with high power requirements (200 kWe or greater) will be essential to maintaining U.S. freedom....
Sharing the Burden and Risk: An Operational Assessment of the Reserve Components in Operation Iraqi Freedom

October, 2016
IDA conducted an operational assessment of reserve component forces in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2003 to 2011.

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