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Christopher Pernin, RAND Arroyo Center

The rapid acquisition policy the Army uses in Afghanistan could be moving too quickly. The department can customize how it uses the Defense Acquisition System to make sure war fighters get what they need. But the Army's information technology systems might need a slower approach. Christopher Pernin, director of the Force Development and Technology Program at the RAND Arroyo Center and a senior physical scientist and professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School, tells In Depth with Francis Rose they believe the Army can use acquisition policies it already has to improve its IT systems.

Tags: Christopher Pernin , Army , acquisition , In Depth

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 06:06pm EDT
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Mental health care not meeting VA standards

Veterans with mental health issues receive care comparable to that available in the private sector but the care falls short of standards set by the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to a new report. Dr. Kate Watkins, who conducted the study for the RAND Corporation, told Federal News Radio where VA has succeeded and where it has failed.

Tags: veterans , mental health , health care , VA , VHA , Kate Watkins , GPRA

Friday - 10/28/2011, 01:37pm EDT
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Report: Defense unprepared for domestic disaster

A congressionally mandated panel, supported by staff from the RAND Corporation, told lawmakers and the secretary that the United States has an urgent need to implement changes in the way the Department of Defense plans for and would respond to a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-yield explosive (CBRNE) incident.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , disaster planning , Defense , Frank Keating

Tuesday - 09/28/2010, 09:40am EDT
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