Archive for the ‘Conferences’ Category

R2P: The Next Decade

Rachel Gerber. Policy Memo, The Stanley Foundation, 1 February 2012.
http://defensealt.org/AymAmo

Excerpt:

On January 18, 2012, the Stanley Foundation, in partnership with the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the MacArthur Foundation, convened figures critical to the historical and contemporary evolution of the Responsibility to Protect to assess the current state of the principle and consider the evolving global dynamics that will frame, drive, and challenge policy development in the years ahead.

Steps Toward Defense Budget Discipline

Steps Toward Defense Budget Discipline, a Hill briefing sponsored by Taxpayers for Common Sense and the Project on Defense Alternatives, 7 June 2011, video by the Stimson Center. Featuring: Amy Belasco, Carl Conetta, Benjamin Friedman, Matthew Leatherman, Laura Peterson and Winslow Wheeler.

RAND Forum on U.S. Policy Afghanistan

C-Span.org, 29 October 2009.
http://defensealt.org/HaFRA1

Performance-Based Logistics: Buying Performance, Not Parts

Steve Geary. Presentation to Supply Chain World conference, 26 March 2006. Hosted on the Commonwealth Institute website.
http://www.comw.org/qdr/fulltext/06Geary.pdf

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Editor’s Comment:

Although this presentation focuses on logistics and maintenance of equipment, it includes useful information pertaining to the tradeoffs between operational ambitions / quality and costs of maintenance of forces that are inherent in “performance based” approaches.