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Taylor & Francis Journals OnlineMilitary & Strategic Studies; Politics & International Relations; Sociology & Social Policy; Military Balance; Military Psychology; Security Studies.
Web of Science - All databases (Clarivate)Authoritative and comprehensive index of citations and abstracts of journal articles and conference proceedings in the Sciences and Social Sciences.
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Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)Research for the Navy and Marine Corps on categories such as data & architecture management, domestic safety & security, fleet & installation readiness, force readiness, future fleet concepts, global security, innovation & communications, plans & strategy, strategic competition, tactics & operations.
Unclassified DSB reports and executive summaries are available to the public and can be accessed by clicking on the name of the report. Alternatively, they can be accessed through Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) by clicking on the DTIC AD number.
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Government Accountability Office (GAO)Reports & testimonies, legal decisions & opinions, comptroller general presentations, etc. published by this agency which serves as a "watchdog" organization for Congress.
Logistics Management Institute (LMI)Reports & Whitepapers. Click "View All"
LMI is a private, non-profit corporation providing government with management advice. Subjects: Acquisition; Facilities, Environment, and Asset Management; Financial Management; Information and Technology; Intelligence Programs; Logistics; and Organizations and Human Capital.
The 2013 report focuses primarily on performance related to Major Defense Acquisition Programs (MDAPs). It does not delve into specifics of the individual programs. It uses aggregated data to shed light on macro-level performance indicators for the acquisition system as a whole.
RANDAnalyses of national public policy issues including defense. You can also find them in the library search.
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