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The implementation of organizational design principles throughout the San Mateo County emergency services Joint Powers Agreement and its ability to increase applicability, relevance, and effectiveness

Barberini, Edmund L.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Formato: xviii, 83 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
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CHDS State/Local; This thesis examines the application of organizational design principles to, and intergovernmental effort for, the provision of emergency management and homeland security services to a county comprised of twenty individual incorporated cities with a population of over 700,000. A current lack of attention paid to these important factors has led to an emergency management process that does not provide the necessary level of collaboration or the efficient distribution of vital resources. The premise is that the inclusion of special districts in the county's emergency plans and response strategies will promote the optimum level of safety, security, and preparedness. Interoperable communications is presented as an area where an existing Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) can be more comprehensive and effective. The thesis will examine the nature of a series of perceived challenges associated with this joint powers agreement as these factors apply to special districts and interoperable communications. The paper also examines potential solutions to these challenges via the implementation of organizational design principles.

The Preah Vihear Temple: what's in a claim?

Barlow, Lucas G.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Formato: xii, 79 p. ; 28 cm.
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This thesis argues that the Preah Vihear Temple territorial dispute is primarily a result of conflicting historical claims tied to the colonial legacy in Southeast Asia. Furthermore, the matter was not actually settled with the 1962 International Court of Justice decision and did not reemerge as a result of domestic politics in Thailand. Greater threats changed the behavior of both countries vis-a-vis the Preah Vihear Temple issue, creating the appearance that issue was actually settled. When those threats abated, the Preah Vihear issue resumed an important role in the relationship between Thailand and Cambodia. This thesis recognizes the importance of domestic political turmoil in Thailand arguing that it functioned as an accelerant on an already contentious issue.; US Navy (USN) author

The Faults of the Generals: How Great Britain Lost the War for America

Barriteau, Kristoffer R.; Lopez, Clifton J.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Formato: xiv, 79 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.
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By 1778, the world's most powerful Empire had failed, for almost four years, to decisively end an internal rebellion in its North American colonies. This failure resulted in the escalation to a world war and the British submitting to defeat in 1783. What is of interest is not the international community's impact on the outcome of the American Revolution, rather how the British military continually missed the opportunity to end the rebellion in its nascent phase. Therefore, this research will explore the strategic interaction between the British military, the patriots and the American colonists to determine what British military commanders' decisions contributed to these missed opportunities, and the ultimate loss of their War for America. To illuminate what went wrong, this research will import the McCormick Diamond paradigm to sift through this field of history, framing the strategic decisions, the conditions under which they were made and their effects on the overall British effort to quell the colonial rebels of North America.; US Army (USA) authors

An acquistion [i.e. acquisition] leader's model for building collaborative capacity

Bauer, Louis M.; Meeker, Marc M.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Formato: xviii, 71 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
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MBA Professional Report; This report begins by defining collaboration. Next, the report provides examples of how effective collaboration within the Defense's (DoD) acquisition community is lacking. Based on these examples, the project asks its main research question: "How can DoD acquisition leaders improve their collaborative capacity to improve cost, schedule and performance?" Next, the project provides a model for how to do just that. The project, "An Acquisition Leader's Model for Building Collaborative Capacity" presents a three-step model. Step one is to assess and analyze collaboration capacity with regard to the elements of one's own organization, the organization's stakeholders, and the network (or the relationships between stakeholders). Next, based on the analyses from step one, step two calls for making plans to improve collaboration capacity, again, along the same elements previously analyzed: one's organization, stakeholders, and the network. Lastly, the model calls for executing the plans made in step 2. This process is repeated until the desired collaboration capacity has been reached. Last, the project provides a detailed hypothetical example of how the model can be applied.

FEL mirror response to shipboard vibrations

Beauvais, Joshua A.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Formato: xvi, 59 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
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The Optical cavity of a Free Electron Laser (FEL) is composed of components that must be maintained to very tight tolerances. The shipboard environment is one that will preclude a direct coupling of FEL components to the ship. This thesis will explore the basis for these tight tolerances, and how to isolate them from the FEL. A solid model of a potential FEL system will be developed using SolidWorks. This model will then be converted to a finite element model in ANSYS. The finite element model will be used to calculate the system's eigenvectors. These eigenvectors will be used to develop a state space model in MATLAB. Driving functions simulating sea state 6 and under water explosion will then be applied to the state space model and the motion of various components will be tracked. This simulated motion will be used to develop and test a passive control system to damp out the vibrational input to the FEL. It is not possible for a passive system to totally isolate the FEL from excitation by the ship environment. A passive system that minimizes the inputs to an active control system will be developed. An active system that will handle the final mirror stabilization for a FEL optical cavity will be left for further research.; US Navy (USN) author

U.S. foreign policy's role in homeland security: the Egyptian case

Berardinelli, Jonathan T.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Formato: xii, 93 p. ; 28 cm.
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This thesis presents an analysis of United States (U.S.) foreign policy in Egypt during the rule of Hosni Mubarak. It examines the role of U.S. foreign aid and the policy of extraordinary rendition in the perpetuation of Mubarak's authoritarian regime. The research relates the negative externalities associated with these policies to radicalization theory and illustrates how U.S. foreign policy impacts homeland security. Complementary to this discussion, the thesis examines the nature of political Islam in order to challenge the perspective that it is an ideological rival of democracy and to illustrate its role as a stabilizing force in Middle Eastern governments and U.S. national security. Lastly, the research reveals the imbalance of power in the U.S. government contributing to foreign policy that is inconsonant with the proliferation of democracy and the promotion of human rights.; US Air Force (USAF) author

Defining and enforcing hardware security requirements

Bilzor, Michael B.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Formato: xxiv, 141 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
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Security in computing systems to date has focused mostly on software. In this research, we explore the application and enforceability of well-defined security requirements in hardware designs. The principal threats to hardware systems demonstrated in the academic literature to date involve some type of subversion, often called a Hardware Trojan or malicious inclusion. Detecting these has proved very difficult. We demonstrate a method whereby the dynamic enforcement of a processor's security requirements can be used to detect the presence of some of these malicious inclusions. Although there are theoretical limits on which security properties can be dynamically enforced using the techniques we describe, our research does provide a novel method for expressing and enforcing security requirements at runtime in hardware designs. While the method does not guarantee the detection of all possible malicious inclusions in a given processor, it addresses a large class of inclusions-those detectable as violations of behavioral restrictions in the architectural specification-which provides significant progress against the general case, given a suitably complete set of checkers.; US Navy (USN) author

A decision model for merging base operations: outsourcing pest management on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling

Bishop, Michael C.; Derby, Shane H.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Formato: xviii, 79 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
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MBA Professional Report; The researchers of this report argue the cost to outsource government functions may be significantly greater, possibly five times greater, than completing the requirement in-house with federal employees. In accordance with congressional legislation, on October 1, 2010, Bolling Air Force Base and Naval Support Facility Anacostia merged to form Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB). The installation occupies over 900 acres and requires an extensive pesticide treatment plan. Currently, the level of service for pesticide treatment is different on Bolling than it is on Anacostia. Bolling is staffed with three full-time civil service entomologists who provide treatment for the 136 buildings and 359 acres of land area Bolling occupies. Anacostia has 74 buildings and 607 acres of land area, of which only two buildings are fully treated, under an existing regional contract. The researchers' goal in producing this report is to help the decision-maker choose the best course of action (retain work in-house versus outsource) among the following alternatives to meet the expanded pest treatment requirement on JBAB. The following is a list of possible actions explored in the report: Absorb the larger requirement into current in-house capacity; Outsource the entire pest management and herbicide requirement to a private contractor for all of JBAB; Utilize contract services to meet the additional requirement (utilizing a hybrid-type contract of both in-house and contractor provided service); or Hire additional in-house personnel. The final product the researchers produce is a Cost-Benefit Analy; US Navy (USN) authors

Institutional challenges to developing metrics of success in irregular warfare

Bleigh, John T.; Snider, Curt M.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: xvi, 105 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited; In irregular warfare (IW) conflicts, where winning the support of the population is often key, the United States military historically has demonstrated consistent difficulty in developing metrics that describe the effectiveness of its operations. We identify previously neglected aspects of the problem. More specifically, we argue that the institutional pressures generated by a conflict's national imperative, when combined with the military's own bureaucratic characteristics, cause the military organization to focus on inappropriate measurements. This causes it to misinterpret the IW environment and therefore misjudge its operational effectiveness. Thus, the search for useful metrics of success in IW must seek to overcome not only the difficulties inherent to measuring IW, but endemic organizational characteristics of the U.S. military; understanding this heretofore neglected interactive effect is crucial to understanding the nature of the metrics problem in irregular warfare campaigns. We develop our argument and illustrate it using historical cases of U.S. IW campaigns.; Outstanding Thesis; US Army (USA) authors

Countering radicalization: refocusing responses to violent extremism within the United States

Brown, Christopher J.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Formato: xvi, 89 p. ; 28 cm.
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The Obama Administration designated the local community as the first line of defense against violent extremist radicalization in the United States. In doing so, they called on communities to utilize existing structures such as community policing and to draw on successful models such as the Justice's Comprehensive Gang Model. Research to date, however, has not shown how this model should be adjusted at the local level to address the specific mechanics of radicalization within the United States. Insufficient attention has been paid to the specific mechanics of recruitment at the individual level within vulnerable communities at the front end of the radicalization cycle. The purpose of this thesis is to identify strategy options for community policing within Muslim populations to counter radicalization before individuals turn to violent means. Prevention programs need to act in the same way and at the same level as the violent extremist activists within the target population to be successful. In a time of budget cuts and reduced resources these options can allow the community to be a force multiplier in the creation and effectiveness of counter radicalization programs. This paper attempts to provide a strategy and framework upon which to base future counter radicalization efforts.; US Navy (USN) author

The future of Swiss foreign and security policy: increasing international cooperation is the key to national autonomy

Buechi, Niels O.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: xii, 81 p. ; 28 cm.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited; This thesis investigates the future development of Swiss foreign and security policy, particularly in the context of the continuing trend toward alliances and cooperative policymaking entities in and around Europe. It focuses on two main aspects: One is how international cooperation in general influences national autonomy and neutrality; the other is the specific impact of the Lisbon Treaty of the European Union on Swiss foreign, security, and defense policy. This twopillar structure informs the central question of this thesis, namely whether increasing international cooperation is the key to Swiss national autonomy and Switzerland's place in the international system of states. For outsiders, at first glance, this question and the whole approach may appear inherently contradictory. How can more or more extensive international cooperation lead to greater national autonomy in Swiss statecraft? It is the aim of this study to investigate and explain how cooperation in one political field can enhance and support autonomy in another political area. The thesis concludes by measuring the value of autonomy and develops some evolutionary options and models for future international cooperation. The final chapter provides an assessment of how much international cooperation is appropriate or recommended in light of the national and international consequences.; Outstanding Thesis; Swiss Army author

Embedded training and the training requirements for the Abrams main battle tank

Biolchini, Gerald.; Kinney, Karolyn
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Formato: xiv, 55 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
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Joint Applied Project; The Abrams tank has had an Operational Requirements Document (ORD) requirement for embedded training (ET) since 1994 and has successfully demonstrated the capability as early as 2001. The most challenging aspect of implementing ET has been to get the Abrams combat development community (User) and materiel development community (Product Manager) to equally consider the need for ET among competing combat capability. The need and priority for embedded training has not been effectively conveyed. Due to the interpretations of embedded training requirements, the direction to PM Abrams to implement embedded training has been weak at best, while the perceived User need for ET continues to grow. Since the technology has been demonstrated, the combat developer has begun to understand the capability and more effectively define the desired state (how he would use it and its benefits). Furthermore, the Army's style of fighting has changed; therefore, the Army's method of training must also change. Embedded training should be recognized by the materiel developer as an essential training tool necessary to keep Soldiers' skills sharp in the changing training environment.

The history of the Defense (DoD) civilian personnel system: the conversion from General Service (GS) to National Security Personnel System (NSPS) and then back to General Service

Clark, Inganita M.; Whitman, Akindallis T.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Formato: xvi, 79 p. : some col ill. ; 28 cm.
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The purpose of this Joint Applied Project (JAP) is to examine and provide a thorough overview of the history of the Defense's (DoD) civilian personnel system. The research will explore converting civil servants from the General Schedule (GS) pay system to the National Security Personnel System (NSPS), then converting back to the GS system. This JAP will explore the inception of the GS System and discuss the perceived advantages and disadvantages. It will also explore the reason for the change to NSPS and the enactment of NSPS through the National Defense Authorization Act for 2004. It will also discuss the effects of the transition to the new pay-for-performance system. It will then examine the concerns, perceived issues, and discuss the perceived advantages and disadvantages of NSPS. It will explore the reasons surrounding the reimplementation of the GS system and the abolishment of NSPS through the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010. The data collected and analyzed will address the preferences and the perceptions from the affected employees who experienced the implementation of NSPS. It will conclude discussing these findings with suggestions for further research into the DoD's Civilian Personnel System.; US Army (USA) authors

Adaptive reception for underwater communications

Dessalermos, Spyridon.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Formato: xx, 164 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
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This research concerns the development of an adaptive receiver for underwater communication. In this type of wireless link, the radio channel is replaced by an underwater acoustic channel, which is strongly dependent on the physical properties of the ocean medium and its boundaries, the link geometry and the ambient noise. Traditional acoustic communications have involved a priori matching of the signaling parameters to the expected characteristics of the channel. To achieve more robust communications, as well as high quality of service, it is necessary to develop a type of adaptive receiver for the acoustic link. This process involves estimating the channel scattering function by processing the received Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) acoustic signal. This information is used by an innovative receiver introduced for usage in the underwater environment. The research also involves the development of a robust acquisition system for the acoustic communication signal. The major design goal is the receiver's robustness on a Doppler distorted fast varying multipath fading channel, for applications in multiuser environments. Another important design goal is low complexity in signal processing. The proposed receiver is able to adapt in the acoustic channel variations. Experimental results prove the effectiveness of the receiver.; Hellenic Navy author

The Defense small business innovation research and small business technology transfer programs: implementation of the commercialization pilot program and related reforms

Hettinger, Kevin R.; Gonzalez, Mario
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Formato: xvi, 94 p. ; 28 cm.
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Joint Applied Project; In Section 252 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 2006, "Research and Developments Efforts for purposes of Small Business Research," Congress adopted four wide-ranging reforms to the Defense Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs in order to increase the effectiveness of SBIR and STTR for both the DoD and the defense industry. First, Section 252 directed closer alignment between RandD and acquisition goals of SBIR and STTR. Second, Section 252 authorized and funded creation by the Defense (DoD) and the military services of the Commercialization Pilot Program (CPP) to facilitate transition of SBIR technologies into the acquisition process. Congress conditioned the use of CPP funds on detailed evaluative reporting to Congress. Third, Congress codified into statutory law President George W. Bush's Executive Order 13329, Encouraging Innovation in Manufacturing, which incentivized manufacturing technologies through the SBIR and STTR programs. Fourth, Congress clarified the authority to conduct testing and evaluation of SBIR and STTR technologies in SBIR and STTR Phases II and III. The implementation requirements were specified in the text of Section 252 and the Congressional Guidance Letter issued by the House and the Senate Small Business Committees. This study analyzes the implementation of Section 252 by the Secretaries of Defense...

An analysis of the return on investment of Navy Enterprise Resource Planning as implemented Navy-wide FY04-FY15

Kovack, Robert G.; Lindley, Philip R.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Formato: xvi, 53 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
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MBA Professional Report; Since 2003, the United States Navy has invested hundreds of millions of dollars into the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Program. ERP evolved from four pilot programs into a single solution. Furthermore, the Navy has invested approximately 2 billion dollars for ERP implementation and developed several programs to streamline the financial reporting practices. This thesis project analyzes the evolution and development of ERP, identifies the Navy's projections for ERP, and calculates the cost and benefits of executing ERP between FY04 and FY15. We compare the return on investment (ROI) on Navy ERP to the ROI from ERP implementation in the private sector. Our objective is to understand the ROI for the Navy ERP compared to the ROI for the private sector.; US Navy (USN) authors

Training and doctrine command acquisition management and oversight supplement

Mathieu, Mae T.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Formato: xii, 57 p. ; 28 cm.
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Joint Applied Project; Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited; This research will provide the applicable guidance to include the regulations with guidelines for the Requiring Activities (RA) of the Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) to apply in conjunction with the recently implemented and updated TRADOC Regulation 5-14, "Acquisition Management and Oversight."This regulation was implemented on 5 January 2009. The TRADOC G-8 Management Directorate was tasked to write and then implement this regulation. The focus of the management and oversight process is to validate and document TRADOC contract requirements and to enhance management controls over the TRADOC acquisition process. This Acquisition Management and Oversight process is executed to obtain approval, recommendation, or certification for the acquisition of services and products that directly support the warfighter (not only TRADOC). To conduct this research project it was necessary to research: the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), Army Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (AFARS) and the Mission and Installation Contracting Command (MICC) websites (TRADOC's primary contracting office). MICC is a subordinate command to the Army Contracting Command (ACC) established 1 October 2008.

Design, fabrication, and characterization of a microelectromechanical directional microphone

Touse, Michael.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Formato: xviii, 77 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
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A series of micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) based devices for acoustic direction finding have been designed and fabricated which mimic the aural system of the Ormia ochracea fly and its extraordinary directional sensitivity. To overcome the minimal spatial separation between its ears, a flexible hinge mechanically couples the fly's two tympanic membranes. Because of this coupling, the phase differences due to the time difference of arrival (TDOA) are greatly amplified and sound source direction is determined with unparalleled speed and accuracy. This unique system allows the fly to acoustically locate crickets, which chirp with wavelengths two orders of magnitude greater than the dimensions of the hearing system. In this thesis, MEMS sensor design using finite element modeling and experimentation to characterize the physical phenomena that affect the performance will be described. Specific investigations reported include damping effects, device linearity to sound pressure, and the effects of various packaging schemes on device performance. Results include successful demonstrations of several directional sensors responsive to both sinusoidal and impulsive sources, an electronic readout scheme using capacitive comb fingers...

The economics of Managed Print and Imaging Services

Blazek, Carl R.; Taijeron, Jesse K.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Formato: xiv, 75 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
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MBA Professional Report; To facilitate a baseline economic assessment, the concept of Managed Print and Imaging Services (MPIS) is introduced first. Next, a transferable process to determine the most economical print and imaging option is outlined so that NAVSISA, as well as other organizations, can utilize it. A baseline economic assessment of NAVSISA's current nonstandardized procurement and use of print and imaging services follows. This data is then compared to the total cost of ownership of a MPIS with state-of-the-art multifunction devices to conduct a cost-benefit analysis, which is subsequently used to determine the feasibility and potential savings a MPIS offers. In addition to the costbenefit analysis, this project examines the cultural aspect of printing in an effort to reduce the demand for and waste of imaging resources.; US Navy (USN) authors

Analysis of the Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (SGLI) program: history, current issues and future implications

Callan, Patrick M.; Voogd, Michael; Schmid, Christopher M.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Formato: xvi, 101 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
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MBA Professional Report; The SGLI program is the military life insurance program overseen by the Veterans' Affairs (VA) but managed and administered by The Prudential Insurance Company of America. Recently, a series of news stories by Bloomberg News reported that the program might not be following the law, and that Prudential was profiting from the deaths of servicemen and women. The primary purpose of this paper was to analyze the news articles for factual content and determine whether the journalistic writing style of the author's research distorted the SGLI program. What we found was that Prudential ran the SGLI in a manner that was actually beneficial to both Prudential and policyholders. We also discovered that Bloomberg used a sensationalist journalistic style, which distorted the facts. This would have the effect of misleading the public and casting Prudential in a negative light.; US Navy (USN) authors