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A framework for the application of motivational theory in an organization.

O'Connell, Arthur B.
Fonte: George Washington University Publicador: George Washington University
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado
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http://www.archive.org/details/frameworkforappl00ocon; NA; NA

Frequency stability of L-C oscillators

Strelow, Reuben E.
Fonte: Annapolis, Maryland; Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Annapolis, Maryland; Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado
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Approved for public release, distribution is unlimited; This thesis, a requirement for a master's degree, was prepared and written during the second and fourth terms of the school year 1950-51 while at the Naval Postgraduate School, Annapolis, Md., and during the third term which was spent at RCA Laboratories in Camden, N.J. The work was inspired by a basic interest in oscillator theory and a desire to gain a better understanding of the subject that can be obtained from standard text books. The material available on L-C Oscillator Stability is spread through the literature of the last quarter century or more. Accordingly, an effort was made to collect and review the pertinent articles on the subject hoping that future students of electronics might benefit thereby.; http://www.archive.org/details/frequencystabili00stre; Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy

Promotion to the rate of chief aviation machinist's mate United States Navy.

East, Walter J.
Fonte: Leland Stanford Junior University Publicador: Leland Stanford Junior University
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http://www.archive.org/details/promotiontorateo00east; NA; NA

Wasted resources volunteers and disasters

Souza, Andrew A.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: xvi, 107 p. ;
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Approved for public release, distribution unlimited; In the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing, a reported 12,000 volunteers arrived to help. Immediately after the 9/11 attacks, an estimated 30,000 volunteers converged on ground zero and the Pentagon. As the weather cleared following Hurricane Katrina, over 60,000 volunteers descended upon Lousiana, Alabama, Texas and Mississippi. These well-intentioned citizens were both a blessing and a curse. While offering assistance, they also snarled key roads, distracted first responders who were worried about their safety, and created massive accountability and administrative headaches. To address the problem of volunteer convergence at disaster sites, some locales have developed their own unique volunteer in-processing systems, commonly rerfered to as volunteer reception or volunteer mobilization centers. These systems are developed independently, do not always tie into disaster plans, and are not standardized across the nation. America lacks a national plan for integrating these volunteers and currently has no mechanism for ensuring their credentials across the nation. A national volunteer card and database system are needed to better utilize America's most valuable asset, her people...

A new United Nations for a new era security, development, and the 'regional solution' (the case of Latin America)

Solano, Brian J.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: xvi, 83 p. ;
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Approved for public release, distribution unlimited; The United Nations was signed into creation in 1945 against the backdrop of the end of World War II. At the time, the victorious powers and their allies were convinced that the world required an organization to oversee and provide guidance for and prevent conflict between both established and developing nation-states. The organizational design of the United Nations when it was established in the mid-1940s was intended to deal with the political and economic realities facing modern nation-states as they existed at that point in history. This thesis will explore the possibilities that exist for reorganizing the current United Nations in ways that would either establish or strengthen regional oversight and management structures of and by the nation-states of particular regions. The United Nations could, in this fashion facilitate the pooling of sovereignty by nation-states of the various regions to deal with the fact that many of the troubled regional hotspots of the world today will become the war zones of tomorrow. It is argued that strong, regional political frameworks with the backing of the United Nations could better address the extreme poverty, the inequitable division of wealth and the disorder and anarchy that contribute to the deteriorating quality of life for large numbers of people in the most troubled regons of the world today.; US Navy (USN) author.

How to detect the location and time of a covert chemical attack a Bayesian approach

See, Mei Eng Elaine.
Fonte: Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: xviii, 101 p. : ill. ;
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Approved for public release, distribution unlimited; In this thesis, we develop a Bayesian updating model that estimates the location and time of a chemical attack using inputs from chemical sensors and Atmospheric Threat and Dispersion (ATD) models. In bridging the critical gap between raw sensor data and threat evaluation and prediction, the model will help authorities perform better hazard prediction and damage control. The model is evaluated with respect to settings representing real-world operations. Factors that affect the model's capability to accurately estimate the location and time of an attack are (i) the specific layout of the deployed sensors relative to the attack location; (ii) the number of false positive signals; and (iii) the number of false negative errors. An experimental design is used to evaluate the model against the factors identified. The dominant factor is the Expected Number of Correct Signals (ENCS), which depends on the specific layout of the deployed sensors relative to the attack location. From analyzing the effect of sensitivity (absence of false negative errors) and specificity (absence of false positive errors) of the sensors deployed, we conclude that it is more worthwhile to invest in sensitivity than specificity. We also obtain insights on sensor coverage.; (Singapore) DSO National Laboratories author (civilian).

Close ISR support re-organizing the Combined Forces Air Component Commander's Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance processes and agencies

Price, Stephen C.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: xxvi, 371 p. : col. ill., col. maps;
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Approved for public release, distribution unlimited; Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance support to counterinsurgency operations is significantly different from the support necessary for conventional, major theater warfare based upon the command levels of planning and execution, the developing nature of "wicked" problems within a counterinsurgency, and the competing needs for highly limited resources. The U.S. Air Force, however, maintains an organizational structure optimized for conventional warfare at the expense of the responsiveness and flexibility necessary to conduct ISR operations in coordination with supported maneuver elements. This thesis identifies the problems encountered by the ISR community in supporting counterinsurgency operations and makes several recommendations for mitigating those problems, among them the development of a dynamic organizational design, a request and tasking process that manages both ISR and operations assets with a focus on the disparate needs of responsible commanders, and the transition to a doctrine focused on real-time ISR integration with, rather than preliminary support to, operations. The doctrine proposed by this thesis is exportable to non-military operations to include disaster recovery and humanitarian relief operations.; Outstanding Thesis; US Air Force (USAF) author.

Democratic Peace Theory and Greek-Turkish relations in the context of the European Union

Patsiaouras, Konstantinos
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: xiv, 117 p.
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Approved for public release, distribution unlimited; The European Council Helsinki Summit marked the initiation of the rapprochement procedure between Turkey and Greece, a dyad that for many decades was a source of instability in the Eastern part of Europe. After 1999, Greece abandoned the "Cold War rhetoric" in its relations with Turkey and shifted its foreign policy towards a more moderate stance by raising its veto regarding Turkey's accession in the European Union (EU). Greece's new foreign policy has many common elements with the Democratic Peace Theory of international relations. Hence, this thesis asks the following question: do the Greco-Turkish peaceful relations from 1999 until today fits the Democratic Peace Theory? By examining the three pillars of the theory, namely economic interdependence, consolidation of democracy and common participation in intergovernmental organization, the thesis concludes that the Democratic Peace Theory cannot explain the Greco-Turkish rapprochement procedure initiated by Greece after 1999.; Outstanding Thesis; Hellenic Navy author.

The value of doctrine for a developing organization

Scudder, Kathleen A.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: xiv, 67 p. : col. ill, col. map ;
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CHDS State/Local; Border security has become an increasingly public topic since the events of September 11, 2001. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is one of the Department of Homeland Security's largest and most complex components, with a priority mission of keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the United States (U.S.). It also has a responsibility for securing and facilitating trade and travel while enforcing hundreds of U.S. regulations, including immigration and drug laws. When CBP was created, the majority of the existing organization came from two legacy agencies, US Customs and the Immigration and Naturalization Service. CBP continues today, six years after this merger, to have difficulty synergizing its activities. Research has shown that policies have not been amalgamated, strategies are not aligned and missions are not yet integrated. There is evidence to suggest that CBP has a great deal of improvement to make before achieving synergy. This thesis argues that doctrine development would be of great value to the organization, but CBP must first become a learning organization, which includes much more than just doctrine.; Assistant Chief Patrol Agent, US Customs and Border Protection author (civilian).

UAV digital tracking array design, development and testing

Pandya, Devieash James; Tan, I-Hsiang Leslie
Fonte: Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: xxii, 166 p. : col. ill. ;
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This thesis carried out the design and development of an integrated array and receiver processor that utilizes advanced techniques of Robust Symmetric Numeric System (RSNS) and monopulse Digital Beamforming (DBF) to accurately track a UAV using commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) equipment. This was based on previous work done using virtual spacing RSNS and digital beamforming to extend the method to a functional six element array with direction finding and tracking capability. The six element antenna array and direct-conversion receiver were developed and tested to retrieve a FM-modulated video signal encoded using the NTSC format. This thesis addresses system-evel design tradeoffs, as well as hardware and software design, development and testing. A bench top test was conducted to test the functionality of the NTSC decoding and FM software modules developed and a comprehensive test was done in an anechoic chamber to characterize the array's capability in DF using RSNS and monopulse DBF.; Singapore Army author.

Anthrax vaccine as a component of the strategic national stockpile: a dilemma for Homeland Security

Rempfer, Thomas L.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: xxii, 263 p. : col, ill. ;
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CHDS State/Local; The author explains how past problems with the Defense Department anthrax vaccine currently affect Department of Homeland Security and Department of Health and Human Services policy. The departments included the BioThrax® anthrax vaccine in the Strategic National Stockpile following the 2001 anthrax letter attacks. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the vaccine's "failing" status possibly motivated the letter attacks to create demand for the vaccine. This thesis explores the Department of Defense's troubled experience with the vaccine through four methodologies. The multiprism methodological approach of "quadrangulation" serves to "box" in past safety, efficacy, regulatory, and legal problems. A literature review demonstrates an evolving shift in critiques of the vaccine, which parallels policy pronouncements. A case study tool offers a chronological review of the anthrax vaccine to evaluate causal events precipitating the anthrax letter attacks in 2001. A program evaluation includes process tracing through quantitative, qualitative, summative, and formative reviews. Finally, a gap analysis aids in explaining continued reliance on the old vaccine technology. To conclude, the thesis recommendations encourage formulation of a Presidential Study and Policy Directive process to reassess the vaccine...

SIMPLE: a prototype software fault-injection tool

Acantilado, Christopher P.; Acantilado, Neil John P.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: xvi, 209 p. : ill. (some col.) ;
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.; Fault-injection techniques can be used to methodically assess the degree of fault tolerance afforded by a system. In this thesis, we introduce a Java-based, semi-automatic fault-injection test harness, called Software Fault Injection Mechanized Prototype Lightweight Engine (SIMPLE). SIMPLE employs a state-based fault injection approach designed to validate test suites. It also can assist developers to assess the properties of a system such as robustness, reliability, and performance. SIMPLE employs fault acceleration to test a system's fault- tolerant capabilities. We present an object-oriented analysis of the system and several case studies, using software fault injection on specific, targeted systems, to assess SIMPLE's effectiveness.; Naval Postgraduate School author (civilian).

House divided the splitting of Active Duty Civil Affairs Forces

Sisk, Kurt N.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: xiv, 91 p. : col, ill. ;
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Approved for public release, distribution unlimited; This thesis examines the U.S. Army's current plan to create an Active Duty Civil Affairs Brigade within U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) to provide direct support to general purpose forces (GPF). This thesis analyzes this new alignment of Civil Affairs forces within the U.S. Army, to determine if this is the best course of action considering the current and emerging operational environment, and possible effects on the Active Duty Civil Affairs branch. Recommendations are given to rectify the problems identified, and to suggest alternate courses of action regarding the placement of Civil Affairs forces and their structure within the U.S. Army. With DoD directive 3000.7 stating that Irregular Warfare (IW) is as strategically important as traditional warfare, and Field Manual 3-0 stating stability operations are equivalent to both offensive and defensive operations, Civil Affairs will have a key role in almost all conflicts in the foreseeable future. DoD Directive 3000.7 makes clear that any new Civil Affairs force structure formed now, will affect the U.S. Army's ability to confront threats in the coming years.; US Army (USA) author.

Advanced research into moving target imaging using multistatic radar

Riedl, Grant H.
Fonte: Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: x, 33 p. : ill. ;
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Approved for public release, distribution unlimited; Current active imaging algorithms for moving targets suffer from issues of incorrect positions (spatial) and streaking artifacts (temporal). Using the Cheney/Borden procedure, we investigated combining the spatial, temporal, and spectral aspects of real and synthetic aperture radar images. We code the Cheney/Borden algorithm to include the target velocity, include an appropriate threshold, and illustrate how multistatic radar can determine a target's location in phase space. By running simulations on single and multiple moving targets, we showed that an iteration of velocity and position choices for targets enhanced the correlation map for multistatic radar systems.; US Navy (USN) author.

Balancing the direct and indirect approaches implications for ending the violence in southern Thailand

Rodthong, Chaiyo.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: xvi, 73 p. : map (color) ;
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Approved for public release, distribution unlimited; The instability in the Southern Border Provinces of Thailand resurged on January 4, 2004. The current conflict is more complicated because the government, the insurgency and the population all need to be recognized as players. Of these, the population is the most important actor, especially its interaction with the international community, as stated in the Dr. Gordon McCormick's Counterinsurgency Model. The state and the counter-state are trying to use their own strategies to gain advantages in controlling the people and gaining international support, while simultaneously blocking the other side from doing so. According to Arreguin-Toft's study, the state will win the war if it utilizes the same approach as the counter-state. The asymmetric warfare model of Arreguin-Toft applies well to this case since the use of direct strategy and strong force are not always the right approaches in every battle. Additionally, the forms of insurgency in the south of Thailand have changed from guerrilla warfare and indoctrination into the insurgents' ideology as a tool to draw support from people into, instead, the use of violence in the form of terrorism. Because of these changes, the definition of "insurgency" in the south of Thailand needs to be redefined. This thesis advocates the following. With regards to the people and the international communities...

Piracy in the Horn of Africa a comparative study with Southeast Asia

Riggs, Stephen.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: xviii, 99 p. : ill. ;
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Approved for public release, distribution unlimited; Maritime piracy provides unique challenges for nations that are attempting to combat it. In the 1990s, Southeast Asia was the world's number one region for pirate attacks on maritime vessels, but that statistic has since improved. In the new millennium, the Horn of Africa has eclipsed Southeast Asia to become the top region for pirate attacks. State failure in Somalia, coupled with regional economic and political weakness, has allowed piracy to thrive. Since late 2008, an international response that consists of maritime forces from around the world has been assisting the shipping industry by providing security. Thus far, this effort has had mixed success. As the rate of successful attacks has decreased, the frequency at which they occur has continued to increase. This thesis investigates the rise and fall of piracy in Southeast Asia and compares causal factors and responses to piracy in the Horn of Africa. The purpose is to provide an analysis of lessons learned in Southeast Asia that could be applied to curtail piracy in the Horn of Africa.; US Navy (USN) author.

The classification of e-authentication protocols for targeted applicability

Chia, Wan Yin.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: xviii, 73 p. : ill. ;
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Approved for public release, distribution unlimited; Authentication is a fundamental aspect of information security in enabling the authenticity of the source of information to be determined. Among several electronic authentication mechanisms available today, deploying the right authentication mechanism will protect information against its envisaged threat(s) in the designated operating environment. This study attempts to create a taxonomy (classification) for current operational authentication protocols, and show how the taxonomy could help to determine the appropriate protocol to meet a particular operating environment's authentication needs. The approach used in this study's taxonomy development was to perform functional decomposition of the protocol in terms of the functionality it provides, the mechanisms it utilizes, and the key elements in facilitating its operation. This enabled a breaking-down into the fundamental building blocks of what makes up the protocol. The development of the taxonomy in this way enabled different perspectives and analyses of the protocols' capabilities and their applicability. The basic idea of authentication via proof of possession of a secret, whether it is symmetric or asymmetric...

Cognitive bargaining model an analysis tool for third party incentives?

Busch, Benjamin C.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: xvi, 81 p. : ill., 1 col. map
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Approved for public release, distribution unlimited; Although threats and punishments have historically been the more prevalent tools of U.S. foreign policy, the current U.S. administration is signaling a reorientation toward a more positive inducement strategy. Much is written on incentives, but few have taken an in depth look at how third parties should properly place incentives to maximize their effect. This thesis suggests that a cognitive bargaining model may provide a useful analysis tool for deciding when and where to use positive incentives. The model proposed in this thesis uses James Fearon's rational bargaining and war theory as a base. Then, by folding in Prospect Theory, a bargaining model is developed that can account for the effects of third party incentives. This model is put to the test by looking at Ukraine's denuclearization in the early 1990s. Using the cognitive bargaining model as a framework, Ukraine's bargain reached via the Lisbon Protocol in 1992 is compared to the one achieved in the 1994 Trilateral Agreement. This thesis finds that the cognitive bargaining model provides a useful analysis tool, and recommends further development of this model so that future offers of incentives by the United States achieve the most "bang for the buck."; Outstanding Thesis; US Air Force (USAF) author.

The effects of carbon nanotube reinforcement on adhesive joints for naval applications

Burkholder, Garrett L.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: xvi, 42 p. : col. ill. ;
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Approved for public release, distribution unlimited; The adhesive joint strength of various carbon fiber composite and steel joints was studied using Mode II fracture strength testing. The effect of the addition of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) to the adhesive was also studied. The effects of the MWNTs' diameter, length, concentration and functional group were also investigated. It was demonstrated that an adhesive joint with greater strength than a similarly constructed scarf joint can be created. It was further shown that the addition of MWNTs to the adhesive increased the Mode II fracture strength of the adhesive for a steelcomposite and composite-composite joints. It was also shown that the fracture path shifted from through the adhesive when no nanotubes were present to between the adhesive and metal or composite interface with the addition of nanotubes. The concentration, diameter, length and functionalization of the MWNTs added to the adhesive played a significant role in the strength of the joint. Not all nanotubes improved joint strength. Finally, it was determined that the distribution of the MWNTs in the adhesives impacted the ultimate strength of the bond. The functionalization of the nanotubes with a carboxyl group improved nanotube distribution in the adhesive and show significant promise for further improving the joint strength.; US Navy (USN) author.

Communicating reengineering at Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest Division

Welch, David T.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: x, 51 p. ;
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited; This research evaluates how effectively the reengineering process concept has been communicated within the Southwest Division in San Diego, California. It clearly defines reengineering, why reengineering has been embraced by Southwest Division, and what senior leadership's communication objectives and strategies have been since its inception. The research analyzes senior leadership's communication of organizational reengineering and some of the obstacles they have encountered. The research provides action recommendations, where warranted, for greater success in communicating the reengineering process transformation.; GS-12, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest Division