Research Highlights, Vol 1, No 2 - A Synopsis of the Most Recent Research Conducted
Research Highlights, Vol 1, No 2 - Office of the Vice President for Research and Applied Learning
Summary of Research Conducted
The Office of the Vice President for Research and Applied Learning (OVPR/AL) at National Defense University has just released the second "Research Highlights" which provides unique insights into the full range of research products, including publications, major trip reports, significant conferences, and games/simulations. The Institute of National Strategic Studies, and its six research Centers constitutes a significant part of the OVPR/AL.
In this issue, strategic exercises from the Center for Applied Strategic Learning (CASL) are highlighted; Lessons Learned from field support to Afghanistan re-capped by the Center for Complex Operations; Brazilian and US Strategic Engagement called for by Luigi Einaudi in his Strategic Forum No. 266; and the volume of commissioned papers entitled "Toward a Theory of Spacepower: Selected Essays" was released and is synopsized here.
The latest Strategic Perspectives "Secret Weapon: High-Value Target Teams as an Organizational Innovation" was released by Dr. Christopher Lamb and co-author Mr. Evan Munsing. This publication explains how interagency high-value target teams put insurgent clandestine organizations on the defensive and gave population security measures a chance to take effect.
The Center for Technology and National Security Policy's (CTNSP) Defense Horizons No. 71, entitled "Maximizing the Returns of Government Venture Capital Programs" by Andrew S. Mara, examines how Government Venture Capital (GVC) initiatives can provide four key benefits to the government: a wider "window" on new technology developement, an increased potential government supplier base, more leverage of private investment, and more rapid acquisition of new technologies.
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