Accession Number : ADA532523
Title : Rand Project AIR FORCE Annual Report 2010
Descriptive Note : Annual rept.
Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
Personal Author(s) : Larson, Judy ; Guffey, Robert ; Woodward, Susan ; Gilmore, Phyillis ; McCarty, Kimbria ; Duft, Todd
Report Date : Jan 2010
Pagination or Media Count : 81
Abstract : The mission of RAND Project AIR FORCE (PAF), a division of the RAND Corporation and the Air Force?s federally funded research and development center for studies and analyses, is to undertake an integrated program of objective, independent analysis on issues of enduring concern to Air Force leaders. PAF addresses far-reaching and interrelated questions: What will be the role of air and space power in the future security environment? How should the force be modernized to meet changing operational demands? What should be the size and characteristics of the workforce? How can that workforce be most effectively recruited, trained, and retained? How should sustainment, acquisition, and infrastructure be streamlined to control costs? PAF carries out its research agenda in four programs that represent core competencies: Strategy and Doctrine seeks to increase knowledge and understanding of geopolitical and other problems in the national security environment that affect Air Force operations. PAF maintains expertise in defense strategy; regional analysis; the objectives and tasks of evolving joint operations; and the potential contributions of air and space power to joint operations, defense planning, and requirements for force development. Force Modernization and Employment identifies and assesses ways in which technological advances and new operational concepts can improve the Air Force's ability to satisfy a range of future operational demands. This research involves assessments of technology feasibility, performance, cost, and risk. PAF assesses major force components needed in the future and the systems and infrastructure supporting their operations. Manpower, Personnel, and Training concentrates on questions about workforce size and composition and about the best ways to recruit, train, develop, pay, promote, and retain personnel. PAF?s research encompasses the total workforce: active-duty, guard, reserve, civilian, and contractor personnel.
Descriptors : *AIR FORCE RESEARCH , *CONTRACTED SERVICES , MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , COSTS , WORK , QUALITY ASSURANCE , PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING , DEFENSE PLANNING , AIR FORCE PROCUREMENT , AIR FORCE OPERATIONS , LEADERSHIP TRAINING , DETERRENCE , INTEGRATED SYSTEMS , NUCLEAR FORCES(MILITARY) , NATIONAL GUARD
Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE