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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...]
The Cristo Rey Network: Serving Sustainable Success – New Lexington Study Download Full Report – The Cristo Rey Network: Serving Sustainable Success   One of the nation’s most powerful urban education success stories of the past decade, the Cristo Rey Network serves exclusively economically disadvantaged students with its Catholic mission to [Read More...]
Keeping The Lights On: How Electricity Policy Must Keep Pace With Technology Click here to download the full study as PDF. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The basic functions of American society and economy are reliant upon uninterrupted access to electricity to an unprecedented degree. Meanwhile, requirements for systems that safeguard power reliability and quality [Read More...]
What It Will Take to Advance the Growth of High-Quality Charter Schools in New Jersey, Washington, DC and Virginia Click here to download the full study as PDF. Executive Summary As the public charter school movement in the United States approaches its 25th year, its intensified emphasis on high-quality options and outcomes stands to benefit students across the educational [Read More...]
Brazil’s Diverse (and Popular) Postal Services Click here to download the full study as PDF.   Studies on the Changing Postal Marketplace: Volume 2 Executive Summary Brazil’s national postal operator, Empresa Brasileira de Correios e Telégrafos (ECT or Correios) is the country’s designated provider of universal [Read More...]
China’s Postal Services: Which Path Forward? Click here to download the full study as PDF.   Studies on the Changing Postal Marketplace: Volume 1 Executive Summary This report represents the first in a series examining the postal and delivery sectors of the world’s major economies. It [Read More...]
The Next U.S. Asymmetric Advantage: Maritime Lasers to Counter the A2/AD Challenge Executive Summary Click here to download the full study as PDF. The United States Navy is confronted by an expanding array of both qualitative and quantitative threats to its ability to conduct its fundamental missions of forward presence, sea control, [Read More...]
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