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Project Air Force Annual Report 2007

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The mission of RAND Project AIR FORCE PAF, a division of the RAND Corporation and the Air Forces federally funded research and development center for studies and analysis, is to undertake an integrated program of objective, independent analysis on issues of enduring concern to Air Force leaders. 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. Aerospace Force Development identifies and assesses ways in which technological advances and new operational concepts can improve the Air Forces 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. PAFs research encompasses the total workforce active-duty, guard, reserve, civilian, and contractor personnel. Resource Management analyzes policies and practices in the areas of logistics and readiness outsourcing, privatization, and contracting the industrial base planning, programming, and budgeting infrastructure and weapon-system cost estimating. The goal of this program is to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of Air Force operations in a resource-constrained environment.

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  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

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