Using the economic model of demand, supply, and integration, the authors discuss the elements that shape the demand when attempting to define strategic direction and potential investment strategies in the next 15 to 20 years. There is an emphasis on nonmateriel solutions in the supplying of new ideas, as well on allowing new concepts to be shared throughout the Air Force. The integration process f......
Organizations such as the United States Air Force, which encompass a wide variety of operational, technical, and business-oriented activities, are complex. And the task of ensuring the continued availability of individuals having the competencies required to lead those activiti
Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) needs quantitative tools to assist it in making decisions on how changes in the dollars invested in maintenance and sustainment of the ground segment of space systems affect the operational performance of those systems. This monograph outlines criteria for analyzing how sustainment
When it comes to exercising, the problem with most people is that of taking time out from their busy schedules, lack of adequate gymnasium facilities and diversity of work assignments. This book was writen for Royal Canadian Air Force personnel, who needed to keep fit even from the confines of their barracks. The Five Basic Exercises (5BX) Plan presented in this booklet is designed to show you how to develop and hold a high level of physical fitness, regardless of who you are or where you may be located. The scheme is not dependent on elaborate facilites or equipment. The...
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This report is one of a series from a RAND Project AIR FORCE project, “The Cost of Future Military Aircraft: Historical Cost Estimating Relationships and Cost Reduction Initiatives.” The purpose of the project is to improve the tools used to estimate the costs of future weapon systems. It focuses on how recent technical, management, and government policy changes affect cost. This report examines cost estimating risk analysis methods and recommends a policy prescription. The project was conducted within the RAND...
The U.S. Air Force (USAF) needs accurate models to develop retention policies that ensure the force has a sufficient number of experienced officers to meet current and future requirements. The dynamic retention model (DRM) can be used to take into account the effect of the availability of multi-year contracts to certain classes of
The U.S. Air Force, like the other services, is transforming itself into a
new type of force with capabilities appropriate for an emerging array of
new threats. The Air Force roadmap for transformation, part of the U.S.
Air Force Transformation Flight Plan,1 describes the desired new capabilities,
and it is readily seen that advances in information science and technology
(IS&T) underpin most of them. For example, the three main new
capabilities are information superiority, precision targeting (or strike), and
improved battlespace awareness...
This report examines the Air Force’s training management and decision processes to determine the need for data to support informed decisionmaking. It briefly reviews training management systems and associated organizational arrangements in the other services and the private sector to draw insights for a model management system for the Air Force. Impediments to training planning and management in the current Air
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Because of its strong interest in providing airmen with the cross-cultural skills that have grown ever more essential to successful mission accomplishment in foreign environments, the Air Force asked RAND to provide a foundation for the design of a comprehensive Air Force program of cross-cultural training and education
Generating and projecting aerospace power in the 21st century are technologically complex, requiring a myriad of different skills. Recruiting, training, and retaining people with the necessary mix of skills are major challenges for the U.S. Air Force
This report describes a review conducted by the Air Force and the RAND Corporation called the Chief’s Logistics Review (CLR). Somewhat different from a typical RAND study, this was a joint effort in which RAND acted as analytic advisor to the Air Force. This effort was directed, in October 1999, by Gen Michael E. Ryan, then Chief of Staff of the Air Force (CSAF), to develop improvement options to mitigate logistics problems that had arisen in the 1990s. CLR was placed under the overall direction of Gen John W. Handy, then Deputy Chief of Staff, Installations and Logistics, who asked...
Based on large-scale trends regarding Air Force planning over the 25 years from fiscal years 1962 to 1986, this report compares inputs — in the form of defense resources — with posture outputs — such as alert strategic warheads, tactical fighter squadrons, airlift ton-mile potential, etc. After examining important trends in Department of Defense and Air Force budgets, the author ......
This report seeks to promote discussion of the way the Air Force develops its weapon systems, manages its support resources, and conducts its wartime logistics operations. It describes the enemy threat facing the Tactical Air Forces in the next several decades, how that threat affects the combat environments within which those forces will have to operate, how those environments should shape force ......
Early in the “Developing Aerospace Leaders” initiative, we began to focus on the way in which the institution teaches leadership and prepares airmen for command. What we found was a wide range of practices and a wide range of expectations—a complicating factor in today’s Expeditionary Aerospace Force.
Since the advent of the all-volunteer force, the U.S. Air Force has struggled with how best to attract and retain physicians and dentists. Both populations have declined in recent years. Multiyear Special Pay (MSP) is intended to keep physicians and dentists in the Air Force after their initial service obligations have expired.