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    Understanding Plan Colombia through Principal/Agent Theory: The Importance of Interest Alignment
    (2020-12-21) Marsh, Spencer; Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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    Identify Cost Savings to the U.S. Naval Officer Dress Uniforms
    (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2020-04-27) Rose, Amanda; Steinwand, Aerrick; Suarez, Cindy; Acquisition Research Program (ARP); Acquisition Research Program
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    New Paradigm Supercapacitors for Energy Storage
    (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2016) Philips, Jonathan; Naval Research Program (NRP); Naval Research Program; Academic Affairs; Energy Academic Group
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    Transportation Analysis Exploring Alternative Shipping of Marine Exploring Alternative Shipping of Marine Expeditionary Brigade Forces to Seabase in Contingency Response Scenarios (JON: W6A09)
    (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2015) Bourgeois, Eugene P. Paulo (PI) Paul; Kelly, Bradley; Petrusky, John; Williamson, John; Authors, Jonathan Yi (Student; Engineering, Systems; GSEAS),; Naval Research Program (NRP); Naval Research Program
    This capstone report supports the needs of two United States Marine Corps Sponsors: Marine Forces Pacific (MARFORPAC) and the Marine Corps Expeditionary Energy Office (E2O). Marine Forces Pacific approached the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) to provide a capability to model deployment scenarios and perform trade-off analysis between naval, maritime and commercial shipping based upon expediency of expeditionary forces arriving at a designated seabase. Expeditionary Energy Office approached NPS to provide a capability to predict energy consumption of the Marine Expeditionary Force in support of reducing dependency on fossil fuels in a deployed environment. The needs of these two independent sponsors were combined based on planning guidance from the 35th and 36th Commandants of the Marine Corps (CMC) emphasizing the need to reduce fuel consumption during Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) operations and identify alternative shipping to augment the Navy’s 33 ship amphibious force (Amos 2010; Dunford 2015). Based on the CMC planning guidance and the sponsors capability needs specific research questions were established to frame the scope of research to the assessment and selection of fuel efficient alternative shipping sufficient to transport Marines and their equipment from home port to seabase during a range of military operations.
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    Maritime Space Operations: The Marine Corps’ role in the space domain
    (Marine Corps Association, 2021-09) Stokes, Nathan; Garcia, Michael; Haden, Frederick; Wilson, Christopher; Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
    As the character of war changes and the domains in which the Nation fights expand, the requirement for U.S. forces to successfully deter and defeat peer and near-peer level enemies will persist. The CPG and Force Design 2030 have provided a framework for the retooling of the Marine Corps with a renewed emphasis on expeditionary operations, but the reality of distributed operations is one of space reliance. To meet the needs of the future fight, the organization must address current shortfalls in equipment, organization, and training related to the space domain. As the Marine Corps continues to refine its position within the joint force, it must expand beyond its historic consumption-only approach to space and be prepared to fight and win in a D3SOE environment in order to enable naval and joint force operations.
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    Navy Auxiliary Systems Defense Industrial Base Analysis
    (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2022-05-05) Belko, Raymond; Acquisition Research Program (ARP); Acquisition Research Program
    The Defense Industrial Base (DIB) is an ever changing landscape that requires acquisition professionals to maintain vigilance over its climate. Ever since the mid-1990s the DIB has shrunk substantially due to a variety of reasons. In this study we focus on Navy Auxiliary Systems, particularly Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (AC&R) and Compressed Air system. Data gained through analysis of contracting history and from subject matter experts (SMEs) and In-Service Engineering Agents (ISEAs) is used to perform a Sector by Sector, Tier by Tier (S2T2) Fragility and Criticality (FaC) Assessment of AC&R and Compressed Air systems. The assessment revealed that both AC&R and Compressed Air systems are on relatively secure footing. With both systems it is important to avoid vendor lock with an aim to increase competition to optimize cost, schedule, and performance on future capabilities.
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    Forecasting the fall of the IS caliphate: An expected utility model (EUM) and social network analysis (SNA) approach
    (2017-11) Wilcox, Pete; Fox, William; Hammond, Jesse; Whiteside, Craig; Defense Analysis (DA); Graduate School of Operational and Information Sciences (GSOIS); Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.); Defense Analysis (DA); Graduate School of Operational and Information Science (GSOIS)
    Are there information platforms that analysts can leverage to more accurately chart the evolution of political decisions and their attendant consequences for current and future military strategies? Such tools would enable analysts to engineer alternate favorable outcomes that best supports U.S. interests not achieved through sole reliance on subject matter expertise.
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    The US Navy Aviation Energy Conservation (Air ENCON) Program
    (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2016) Eger, Robert; Albright, Tom; Naval Research Program (NRP); Naval Research Program; Graduate School of Business & Public Policy (GSBPP)
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    Gamified Education and Training for Defense Acquisition
    (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2022-05-06) Finkenstadt, Dan; Helzer, Erik; Acquisition Research Program (ARP); Acquisition Research Program
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    Intellectual Property: Technical Data and Computer Software Rights Procurement in Department of Defense Major Weapon
    (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2020-04-27) Ashley, Aaron; Carrillo, Daniel; Jacobson, Spencer; Acquisition Research Program (ARP); Acquisition Research Program