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The Resource Increasing flexibility and agility at the National Reconnaissance Office : lessons from modular design, occupational surprise, and commercial research and development processes, Dave Baiocchi [and others]

Increasing flexibility and agility at the National Reconnaissance Office : lessons from modular design, occupational surprise, and commercial research and development processes, Dave Baiocchi [and others]

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Increasing flexibility and agility at the National Reconnaissance Office : lessons from modular design, occupational surprise, and commercial research and development processes
Title
Increasing flexibility and agility at the National Reconnaissance Office
Title remainder
lessons from modular design, occupational surprise, and commercial research and development processes
Statement of responsibility
Dave Baiocchi [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
To help the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) become more flexible and agile in an increasingly uncertain world, RAND sought answers to two key questions. First, would the NRO benefit from building modular satellites? RAND researchers developed a method for evaluating whether a system is a good candidate for modularity and applied it to systems both inside and outside the NRO. The authors found that NRO space systems do not appear to be strong candidates for modularization. Second, what lessons might be drawn from how chief executive officers, military personnel, and health care professionals (among others) respond to surprise? RAND developed a framework to categorize professionals' responses to surprise and then conducted discussions with representatives from 13 different professions, including former ambassadors, chief executive officers, military personnel, and physicians. The authors observed that all interviewees used common coping strategies. The authors also found some differences in response to surprise that depend on two factors: time available to respond and the level of chaos in the environment. The report concludes with recommendations on actions that the NRO can take to improve the flexibility of its hardware and the workforce
Biography type
contains biographical information
Dewey number
355.34320973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Baiocchi, Dave
  • Langeland, Krista
  • Fox, D. Steven
  • Buerkle, Amelia
  • Walters, Jennifer
  • Intelligence Policy Center (U.S.)
  • Rand Corporation
  • Rand Corporation
  • United States
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Organizational change
  • Corporate culture
  • Strategic planning
Label
Increasing flexibility and agility at the National Reconnaissance Office : lessons from modular design, occupational surprise, and commercial research and development processes, Dave Baiocchi [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "RAND National Defense Research Institute."
  • "This research was conducted within the Intelligence Policy Center of the RAND National Defense Research Division (NSRD)"--Preface
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 69-71)
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- Investigating the Suitability of Modularity Toward National Reconnaissance Office Space Systems -- Occupational Surprise -- Organizational Mechanisms That Increase Responsiveness -- Conclusions
Control code
ocn862351438
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 71 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833082039
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)862351438
Label
Increasing flexibility and agility at the National Reconnaissance Office : lessons from modular design, occupational surprise, and commercial research and development processes, Dave Baiocchi [and others]
Publication
Note
  • "RAND National Defense Research Institute."
  • "This research was conducted within the Intelligence Policy Center of the RAND National Defense Research Division (NSRD)"--Preface
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 69-71)
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- Investigating the Suitability of Modularity Toward National Reconnaissance Office Space Systems -- Occupational Surprise -- Organizational Mechanisms That Increase Responsiveness -- Conclusions
Control code
ocn862351438
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 71 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833082039
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)862351438

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