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Sullivan, Thomas 1965-

Works: 9 works in 16 publications in 1 language and 2,524 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Bibliography‡vCatalogs 
Roles: Author
Classifications: LB2822.82, 371.200973
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Most widely held works by Thomas Sullivan
The battle behind the wire : U.S. prisoner and detainee operations from World War II to Iraq( )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2,003 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
Assessing the progress of New American Schools : a status report by Mark Berends( )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New American Schools (NAS), a private nonprofit corporation, began in 1991 to fund the development of designs aimed at transforming entire schools at the elementary and secondary levels, seeking to engage the nation's best educators, business people, and researchers in an effort to create, test, and foster the implementation of schoolwide designs that "break the mold." The competition, development, and demonstration phases of this effort have been completed; the current "scaling-up" phase, with the goal of forming a critical mass of schools within partnering school districts, began in 1995. This report describes RAND's plan for collecting the data needed to address the overall questions posed for the effort: What were the NAS schools like before they implemented the designs? How have the designs and the assistance they provide evolved over time? Are the critical components of the NAS designs being implemented across a wide array of schools? Do the NAS designs extend beyond changes in school organization and governance and permeate classrooms to change curriculum and instruction? Over time, what is the progress of the schools being assisted by NAS design teams in improving student and school performance? Also described is RAND's analysis of the baseline characteristics--demographics, climate, and test scores--of NAS schools in the early implementation stages of the scale-up phase, an analysis that sought to answer the first of the overall questions: What were the NAS schools like before they implemented the designs?
Resource-constrained spatial hot spot identification by Ryan Keefe( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The term "hot spot" has been adopted to indicate areas where a greater than average number of historical or anticipated problem events exists. RAND modified existing spatial analysis tools to identify improvised explosive device (IED) hot spots that were constructed to match the scarce resources available to tactical commanders in Iraq. This report details a generalized version of this "actionable hot spot" (AHS) methodology that can be used to select and prioritize resources to be deployed to disorder areas when the policymaker is faced with spatial, temporal, and quantity constraints. The success of the approach is based on the degree to which clustering is present in the historical data and whether available resources can be deployed that will be spatially and temporally matched against the disorder activity. The methodology provides both a means of measuring the expected effectiveness that would result by deploying scarce resources against the problem and a way to compare the potential effectiveness of alternative resources. Case studies describe the application of the AHS methodology to public health screening, piracy in the Gulf of Aden, and fighting neighborhood crime."--Rand website
Measures of Effectiveness for the Information-Age Navy : the Effects of Network-Centric Operations on Combat Outcomes by Jerome Bracken( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report creates a framework for developing measures to help the Navy decide how network-centric operations affect combat outcomes and which information systems work best. It shows a proof-of-concept tool that can generate several alternative network-centric command systems
Celtic books, serials, and related items in O'Shaughnessy Library's special collections( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Saddam : prewar planning and the occupation of Iraq by Nora Bensahel( )

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

Major combat operations in Iraq lasted approximately three weeks, but stabilization efforts in that country are, as of this writing, ongoing. The U.S. Army and the U.S. Marine Corps are increasingly taxed by the demands of the continuing insurgency, with more than 100,000 troops expected to remain in Iraq for the foreseeable future. The evidence suggests that the United States had neither the people nor the plans in place to handle the situation that arose after the fall of Saddam Hussein. Looters took to the streets, damaging much of Iraq's infrastructure that had remained intact throughout major combat. Iraqi police and military units were nowhere to be found, having largely dispersed during combat. U.S. military forces in Baghdad and elsewhere in the country were not prepared to respond rapidly to the initial looting and subsequent large-scale public unrest. These conditions enabled the insurgency to take root, and the Army and Marine Corps have been battling the insurgents ever since. Why was the United States so unprepared for the challenges of postwar Iraq? As part of a larger study of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM (OIF), RAND Arroyo Center examined prewar planning for postwar Iraq and the subsequent occupation to seek an answer to this question and to draw lessons and recommendations from the Iraq experience
A strategic approach to joint officer management : analysis and modeling results( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As part of a broader research effort examining officer education and development in joint matters, the authors use data analysis and complex modeling to identify billets that provide and/or require joint experience; and determine whether there are sufficient numbers of officers with joint experience to fill such billets
Measurements of Effectiveness for the Information-Age Navy: The Effects of Network-Centric Operations on Combat Outcomes( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The primary objective of this work is to create a framework for developing measures and metrics that adequately assess the impact of varying command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems and procedures on combat outcomes. In the process, sample measures and metrics are suggested to achieve this goal. Although measures are simply bases or standards of comparison and can therefore be described qualitatively, metrics must be mathematical expressions that allow us to evaluate not only the relative effect of alternative C4ISR systems on combat outcomes but also the degree to which one is better or worse than another. This argues for strict mathematical formulations that produce accurate results. It is important to note, however, that the process reported in this document is deductive-i.e., none of the equations presented in the text was based on experimental or operational data. Verification, validation, and calibration remains a task for future work. The framework and the measures and metrics developed are demonstrated using a spreadsheet model based on techniques including graph and complexity theory, reliability theory, search theory, information entropy theory, and queuing theory. The objective is to demonstrate a proof-of-concept tool that can quickly generate several alternatives based on varying operating procedures, network connectivity, and C4ISR systems
Monitoring the Progress of New American Schools A Description of Implementing Schools in a Longitudinal Sample by Mark Berends( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A private, nonprofit corporation, New American Schools (NAS) funds the development of designs aimed at transforming entire schools at the elementary and secondary levels. This report describes a large number of NAS sites in their early implementation stages. The report is the first in a series that monitors a longitudinal sample of schools implementing NAS designs. The schools' demographic and performance characteristics, prior to joining NAS, are described, followed by a framework for monitoring indicators related to implementation. A wide array of related factors for samples of NAS schools in their first few years are detailed. The longitudinal sample includes schools in eight jurisdictions; the aim was to have a census sample of NAS schools and teachers. A series of descriptive and multivariate analyses to understand the general characteristics of the schools was used. The report focuses on key design-team elements, factors related to implementation of key design-team elements, data and measures, implementation measures, the types of schools NAS designs are assisting, the status of implementation, the relationship of implementation and school context to other implementation factors, teacher support and judgments about early effects of designs, implications with a look to the future, and national reform efforts. (RJM)
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The battle behind the wire : U.S. prisoner and detainee operations from World War II to Iraq
Resource-constrained spatial hot spot identificationA strategic approach to joint officer management : analysis and modeling results
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