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Loredo, Elvira N.

Overview
Works: 19 works in 48 publications in 1 language and 4,079 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: UG1242.F5, 358.4383
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Most widely held works by Elvira N Loredo
The battle behind the wire : U.S. prisoner and detainee operations from World War II to Iraq( )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although prisoner of war and detainee operations ultimately tend to become quite extensive, military planners and policymakers have repeatedly treated such operations as an afterthought. In reality, such operations can be a central part of the successful prosecution of a conflict. Determining how to gain knowledge from, hold, question, influence, and release captured adversaries can be an important component of military strategy and doctrine, both during the conflict and in reconstruction afterward. This monograph finds parallels in U.S. prisoner and detainee operations in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq: underestimation of the number to be held, hasty scrambling for resources to meet operational needs, and inadequate doctrine and policy. During the later phases of military operations, an attempt is often made to educate prisoners and detainees and influence their social and political values. The results of a survey by RAND researchers of Iraq detainees contravene many assumptions that had been guiding decisions related to detainee operations. The survey found that local and personal motives, along with nationalism, were more prevalent than religious ones and that detainees were often economic opportunists rather than illiterates seeking economic subsistence through the insurgency. Recommendations include that detailed doctrine should be in place prior to detention and that detainees should be surveyed when first detained
Authorities and options for funding USSOCOM operations by Elvira N Loredo( )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report examines mechanisms, sources, and inter-Service agreements for funding special operations forces (SOF) operations and provides recommendations to reduce the frequency and duration of disputes between the United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM), the Military Departments, and Geographic Combatant Commands over their respective funding responsibilities for SOF, especially with respect to when Service Common (Major Force Program (MFP) 2) and SOF Peculiar (MFP 11) funds should be used. The Geographic Combatant Commanders, in accordance with guidance received from the President and Secretary of Defense, generate requests for unplanned activities and operations, sometimes in response to unanticipated events. Such events fall outside planned and programmed activities, creating validated operational support requirements that are unfunded and/or unbudgeted. Each time this occurs, it leads to prolonged negotiations to work out funding responsibility disputes among a variety of stakeholders to secure the funding necessary to execute the new requirement. SOCOM's Global SOF Network (GSN) envisions increased use of SOF, which would further increase the frequency of such disputes and could be hindered by current funding processes, motivating the research conducted to produce this report. If the President and Congress agree to expand the use of SOF as described by the GSN concept, it would be necessary to increase the flexibility of funding available for validated but unfunded operations. To increase the effectiveness of SOF, the Department of Defense needs funding solutions that are responsive to global events while enabling effective financial stewardship that satisfies the needs of all stakeholders
Improving inventory management of organizational and individual equipment at central issue facilities by Carol E Fan( )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Army's Central Issue Facilities (CIFs) do not have a formal mechanism signaling when to review inventory levels and when and whether to requisition items. Logistics leaders need a routinized inventory review process to help improve inventory management practices. The current process is based on managers' experience and expert judgment, which are not always empirically based, and because of local differences, is executed unevenly and typically infrequently. As a result, there is a perception that many CIFs have significantly more clothing and equipment inventory than required to meet soldiers' needs. The report appendices provide an in-depth description of how inventory levels should be set, including which items to order, when to order, and how much to order. They also address the question of how to identify material that is available for lateral transfer
Business bribery risk assessment by Karlyn D Stanley( )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2019 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preface -- Figure and Tables -- Summary -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- 1. Introduction: A. Defining the Business Bribery Risk Addressed in This Report -- B. Businesses Have Inadequate Measures to Assess the Business Risk of Bribery of Foreign Officials -- C. As Global Business Expands, So Do Risks and Costs Related to Non-Compliance -- D. Development of the New Indicators and TRACE Matrix -- E. Guide to the Report -- 2. Development of the Business Bribery Risk Index: A. Measuring Corruption and Governance -- B. A Conceptual Model of Business Bribery Risk -- C. Data Sources and Selection Methodology -- D. Statistical Model Construction -- 3. Results: A. Overall Risk Index Results -- B. Guide to the Country Risk Scores -- 4. Conclusion: Appendix A: Stakeholder Interviews -- Appendix B: Outline of Domains, Subdomains, and Data Sources -- Appendix C: Statistical Model Methodology -- Appendix D: Results -- Appendix E: List of Reviewed Data Sources -- Appendix F: TRACE Matrix Country Rankings -- Bibliography
Valuing programmed depot maintenance speed : an analysis of F-15 PDM by Edward G Keating( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report introduces a revealed preference methodology to estimate the value to the United States Air Force of expediting F-15 fighter jet programmed depot maintenance (PDM). The Air Force has chosen to pay for intermittent PDM on F-15s, so F-15s must have enough value after PDM visits to justify PDM costs. Computations suggest expediting F-15 PDM by a month would be worth at least $75,000, but likely considerably more for younger aircraft
Programmed depot maintenance capacity assessment tool : workloads, capacity, and availability by Elvira N Loredo( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aging U.S. Air Force fleets have deterioration problems, resulting in increased maintenance workloads. Programmed depot maintenance (PDM) is significant, requiring 2,000 to 50,000 labor hours and material. RAND developed the PDM Capacity Assessment Tool (PDMCAT), applied it to the KC-135 PDM process, with three alternative forecasts of future workload and two fleet-size scenarios, to inform aircraft availability and resource allocation decisions
Identifying and managing acquisition and sustainment supply chain risks by Nancy Y Moore( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent years, the Air Force and its suppliers have adopted a variety of practices that have improved efficiency and effectiveness but have also made supply chains more brittle and increased risks of supply disruption. This document seeks to help the Air Force develop a strategy for managing supply chain risks during acquisition and sustainment. The authors review the literature on supply chain risk management and report on a series of interviews they conducted with acquisition and sustainment personnel and supply chain experts from commercial enterprises, including representatives of Air Force commodity councils, and the Defense Logistics Agency. They find that many supply chain risks are not considered directly by the Air Force acquisition and sustainment community and that, while some risks are acknowledged, there is little or no strategy in place to mitigate them. They describe a prototype methodology that the Air Force may wish to use in identifying and managing supply chain risks
Identifying and managing Air Force sustainment supply chain risks by Nancy Y Moore( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent years, the Air Force and its suppliers have adopted a variety of practices that have improved efficiency and effectiveness but have also made supply chains more brittle and increased risks of supply disruption. This document seeks to help the Air Force develop a strategy for managing supply chain risks during sustainment. In it, the authors review literature on supply chain risk management (SCRM), examine current Air Force practices for and guidance on SCRM, and describe emerging commercial best practices for SCRM. They find that many supply chain risks are not considered directly within the Air Force sustainment community and that, while others are acknowledged, there is little or no strategy in place to mitigate them. They recommend that the Air Force establish an enterprise-level organization to proactively manage supply chain risks
Quality of life at contingency bases : managing sustainment community support requirements by John E Peters( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among Army logisticians, one of the key insights from military operations since September 11, 2001, is that quality-of-life (QoL) goods and services for soldiers operating from contingency bases represent a key component in terms of morale and both physical and emotional well-being but also a substantial logistics burden, especially in austere theaters, such as Afghanistan, where roads are few and the terrain is difficult. The questions, therefore, are "how much is enough?" and "what policy options would allow the Army deputy chief of staff for logistics to prioritize QoL support with the other tasks facing the Army sustainment community-delivering enough QoL to contingency bases to keep soldiers in the fight while also avoiding unsustainable logistics burdens?" The authors find that policies controlling food, water, and fuel consumption are key to maintaining QoL under logistical constraints
Measuring and Managing Army Supply Chain Risk : a Quantitative Approach by Item Number and Commercial Entity Code( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the United States Army winds down from over a decade of contingency operations, the Army's demand for repair parts is expected to decrease. Army Materiel Command (AMC) executives are concerned that a decrease in orders to suppliers could raise the risk that either the suppliers will shift production or fail, potentially disrupting the Army's supply chain. AMC is currently implementing a Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Relationship Management initiative to help the Army reduce supply chain costs by identifying strategic suppliers and working closely with them to improve performance. As part of that initiative, AMC asked RAND to determine the supply chain risk by supplier and the supply chain risk factors that are critical to AMC. This report documents a process and methodology that allow AMC to assess supply chain risk by repair part, supplier, and weapon system. It also presents the results of a workshop conducted with AMC's Strategic Sourcing Working Group to elicit their concerns about supplier risks facing the Army. The researchers concluded that only a few hundred of the 9,300 parts analyzed have much risk, mainly because of the large inventory still on hand. Among the factors that increase supply chain risk are lack of technical drawings, expired contracts, and unpredictable demand patterns. A key recommendation is that the Army should institute a regimen to track the risk associated with the supply of repair parts
Insights on aircraft programmed depot maintenance : an analysis of F-15 PDM( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This technical report describes the F-15 programmed depot maintenance (PDM) process as performed at the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center (WR-ALC) in FYs 2004-2006. The average WR-ALC F-15 PDM visit runs behind schedule and lasts about four months. Also, PDM can wait a long time for parts; aircraft move through PDM steps out of sequence, with missing parts catching up with the aircraft when they become available, or cannibalize other aircraft
Improving inventory management of organizational and individual equipment of Central Issues Facilities by Carole E Fan( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Army⁰́₉s Central Issue Facilities (CIFs) do not have a formal mechanism signaling when to review inventory levels and when and whether to requisition items. Logistics leaders need a routinized inventory review process to help improve inventory management practices. The current process is based on managers⁰́₉ experience and expert judgment, which are not always empirically based, and because of local differences, is executed unevenly and typically infrequently. As a result, there is a perception that many CIFs have significantly more clothing and equipment inventory than required to meet soldiers⁰́₉ needs. The report appendices provide an in-depth description of how inventory levels should be set, including which items to order, when to order, and how much to order. They also address the question of how to identify materiel that is available for lateral transfer
What is the monetary value of expediting aircraft programmed depot maintenance?( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This research brief summarizes the cost-benefit analysis of expediting programmed depot maintenance (PDM) for F-15s by the U.S. Air Force using a methodology based on declining aircraft valuation, relating the value of expedited PDM to aircraft age
Use of the C-27J fixed-wing aircraft for conducting Army mission critical, time sensitive missions in counterinsurgency operations( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Army believes that it needs a replacement for the C-23 Sherpa aircraft that provides transport of mission critical, time sensitive (MCTS) cargo and passengers to brigade combat teams conducting combat operations. This issue is particularly relevant in counterinsurgency operations in Iraq and Afghanistan where ground forces are widely dispersed across long resupply distances. This occasional paper concludes that the C-27J Spartan is a reasonable replacement for the MCTS cargo and passenger mission in all performance categories. The Army's direct support approach for moving MCTS shipments using its organic aircraft is inherently more responsive than that of the Air Force. But both services should be able to improve the responsiveness of delivering MCTS shipments, but the Army should be in a better position to do so if it retains direct control of its fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft
Annual electrical peak load forcasting methods with measures of prediction error by Elvira N Loredo( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Army Tactical Wheeled Vehicles : Current Fleet Profiles and Potential Strategy Implications by Carolyn Wong( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Army's medium and heavy tactical wheeled vehicle (TWV) fleets are critical to sustaining its global operations: these are the vehicles that move supplies and equipment to and around the battlespace. The Army has maintained a significant program and made major investments in its TWV fleets because they are such critical assets. The Army's TWV strategy is a key element toward managing its TWV investments prudently. To update the TWV strategy effectively, the Army must be able to make informed decisions that are dependent on a clear understanding of how many of what types of vehicles it currently has and some indication of their age and condition. This study produced status profiles of the Army's medium and heavy TWV fleets. The status profiles show how many medium and heavy TWVs of each type the Army has and the years of useful life remaining for each group of vehicles
Experimental designs for constrained regions by Douglas C Montgomery( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Anti-Corruption Regulations in Emerging and Expeditionary Markets : New Markets, New Challenges by Elvira N Loredo( )

1 edition published in 2012 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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