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Webb, Katharine Watkins

Works: 17 works in 65 publications in 1 language and 3,593 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: UA10, 355.03301724
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Most widely held works by Katharine Watkins Webb
Obtaining life-cycle cost-effective facilities in the Department of Defense by Constantine Samaras( )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Key findings -- Acknowledgments -- Glossary -- Introduction -- Legislative background on life-cycle cost analysis for military construction -- Study motivation and research approach -- Outline of this report -- DoD facility development, construction and operating process and barriers to -- Life-cycle cost-effectiveness -- Incentives and barriers to life-cycle cost-effectiveness at each step of the military -- Construction process -- Role of building codes in determining construction material -- The role of the international building code and building types -- Tradeoffs between annual O & M costs and initial capital costs -- Conclusions and observations -- DoD is currently incorporating life-cycle costing in many aspects of the MILCON -- Process -- Challenges in obtaining life-cycle cost effective facilities -- Observations and potential improvements -- Appendix A: RAND interview protocol used in this research -- Appendix B: Navy MILCON team planning and programming process diagram -- Appendix C: Sample U.S. Army DD Form 1391, from USACE
Monitoring and controlling the international transfer of technology by Critical Technologies Institute (Rand Corporation)( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States is a net exporter of technology and technical knowledge. Despite fears that this outflow of technology is costly to U.S. taxpayers, it would be impractical to institute a government-wide system for monitoring and restricting overseas technology transfers. First, a review of the economic effects of technology transfer showed that it is not possible to estimate accurately the financial effect on the United States of the international transfer of government-sponsored technology. Moreover, the methods of transfer that might be monitored or restricted are also sources of the valuable, high domestic societal return to government investments in research and development. Finally, government agencies do not see international technology transfer issues as central to their missions and are likely to see new requirements as constraints on their ability to carry out their missions. The authors thus recommend no major policy shifts but do suggest some changes in existing policy that would enhance the U.S. government's ability to trace and to capture the benefits of certain technical innovations
Developing cooperative forces in the Third World by Charles Wolf( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Rand conference on 'Cooperative Forces in the Third World' was held on March 14-15, 1985, to assess the desirability, feasibility, and means of providing enhanced support for the development of cooperative forces in the Third World as an element of U.S. defense and foreign policy. This Note contains the invited papers prepared for the conference, and a digest of the conference discussion. Papers cover four broad areas: (1) purposes and content of cooperative forces; (2) lessons and limitations of Soviet experience relating to cooperative forces; (3) programmatic and operational aspects of cooperative forces; and (4) political and legal dimensions of cooperative forces. The digest summarizes agreements and disagreements reached in the conference discussion on the following subjects: (1) The character and role of cooperative forces, and their relationship to national interests; (2) advantages and disadvantages of a formal declaratory policy; types, missions, and costs; (3) potential cooperating states; and political and legal aspects. Originator-supplied keywords: Cooperation, Military assistance; Military forces (Foreign); Foreign policy; and Developing nations."--DTIC
Are overseas bases worth the bucks? : an approach to assessing operational value and an application to the Philippines by Katharine Watkins Webb( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Philippine bases : background for negotiations : executive summary by Donald Putnam Henry( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report assesses the value to the United States and to the Republic of the Philippines of U.S. access to military facilities in the Philippines. Estimates of value for the United States focus on the cost of maintaining existing capabilities through the use of alternative bases and other means. A wide range of alternatives that might provide necessary support for operations stretching from the Persian Gulf to the Pacific Ocean examined and costed. Value for the Philippines is defined more broadly to include U.S. direct input to the Philippine economy through aid payments and base expenditures, as well as estimates of avoided Philippine military expenditures and investor confidence associated with the U.S. presence. The report concludes with suggestions for U.S. policymakers concerning ongoing negotiations with the Republic of the Philippines over the status of the bases
Alert and ready : an organizational design assessment of Marine Corps intelligence by Christopher Paul( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) has grown in strength, it has needed to add intelligence capabilities. Since the end of the Cold War and, especially, since September 11, 2001, USMC intelligence has had to tailor its organization to meet the evolving demands of the operational environment. This has resulted in a number of ad hoc arrangements, practices, and organizations. A broad review of the organizational design of the USMC intelligence enterprise examined how to align it efficiently and effectively with current and future missions and functions. Specifically, the review, which included interviews with a range of USMC personnel and civilians, considered the organization of (and possible improvements to) the Intelligence Department, the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity, the intelligence organizations within the Marine Expeditionary Forces (specifically, the intelligence and radio battalions), and intelligence structures in the combat elements. A comparison of 48 organizational and functional issues with a series of USMC intelligence and functional issues resulted in a series of recommendations to help improve the "fit" of USMC intelligence organizations with their environmental context. In some cases, the service would benefit not from changing its intelligence structure but by realigning it; in other areas, restructuring would lend greater efficiency and effectiveness to the USMC intelligence enterprise."--Page 4 of cover
Cooperative forces : background, precedents, and problems by Katharine Watkins Webb( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Note was prepared as a background paper for a RAND conference on Cooperative Forces in the Third World, held on March 14-15, 1985. Cooperative Forces are Third World military units operating with a major power to advance mutual interests. The purpose of the Note was to provide conference participants with both a current and a historical context for discussion. The current context was framed by references to the George Shultz-Caspar Weinberger debate on the use of forces. The views of the secretaries of state and defense were set out, then used to evaluate the proposed Cooperative Forces. Accounts of mercenary forces in the 18th and 19th centuries, the French Foreign Legion, and British Gurkhas provided the historical context. Comparisons were made between these forces and the proposed Cooperative Forces. Information on United Nations peace-keeping missions, and comparisons of these forces with Cooperative Forces, were included in an appendix."--Rand Abstracts
Spinoffs : applying historical examples to the present by Katharine Watkins Webb( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To begin to understand how to assess the spinoff potential of the Strategic Defense Initiative, this paper examines other research and development (R & D) programs, investigating both new products and new processes. Programs examined include Apollo and other National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) programs, government demonstration projects, CERN, the Manhattan Project, and military R & D. The research results indicate that (1) industries that are closely involved in both government and commercial efforts seem more likely to transfer scientific research; (2) NASA has encouraged commercial spinoffs, but other benefits include management techniques and quality control procedures; (3) an important spinoff is the training of scientists and engineers; and (4) demonstration projects may lead to spinoffs even if the primary system is not adopted
Root cause analyses of Nunn-McCurdy breaches by Irv Blickstein( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Congressional concern with cost overruns, or breaches, in several major defense acquisition programs led the authors, in a partnership with the Performance Assessments and Root Cause Analysis Office in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, to investigate root causes by examining program reviews, analyzing data, participating in contractor briefings, and holding meetings with diverse stakeholders. The analysis of cost overruns in four programs revealed several contributory factors, including changes in the economy, misestimation of costs, and inadequate program planning. Underestimation of baseline costs; increases in component costs; insufficient Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation; inflation; and increased, inadequate, or unstable program funding were identified as root causes in all four programs
Influences on the adoption of multifactor authentication by Martin C Libicki( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passwords are presently the primary method by which users authenticate themselves to computer systems. But passwords are proving less and less capable of protecting systems from abuse. Multifactor authentication (MFA)⁰́₄which combines something you know (e.g., a PIN), something you have (e.g., a token), and/or something you are (e.g., a fingerprint)⁰́₄is increasingly being required. This report investigates why organizations choose to adopt or not adopt MFA⁰́₄and where they choose to use it. The authors reviewed the academic literature and articles in the trade press and conducted structured conversations with selected organizations that use or have contemplated using MFA. They found that the type of organization⁰́₄for example, defense contractor, bank, hospital⁰́₄affected its MFA choices. MFA is mandated for U.S. government agencies, which tend to use PINs and tokens for remote access. Among private users of MFA, tokens that generate one-time passwords, rather than biometrics, predominate. The researchers recommend that the U.S. government develop methodologies by which the costs and benefits of mandating MFA can be evaluated. Guidance by the National Institute of Standards to government agencies may be useful in helping them sort out the various arguments for and against mandating MFA in a given sector
Soviet policy toward the ASEAN nations : a historical review by Katharine Watkins Webb( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Measuring capacity of military installations( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide


2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alert and Ready: An Organizational Deisgn Assessment of Marine Corps Intelligence (Rand Corporation Monograph Series) by National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)( Book )

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

Arms proliferation policy : support to the Presidential Advisory Board( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 1995 Presidential Executive Order established a board to advise the president on implementing a policy on conventional (nonnuclear) arms and technology transfer. The board was to study the factors that contribute to the proliferation of strategic and advanced conventional military weapons and technology and the policy options the United States might use to inhibit such proliferation. Shrinking federal budgets have made exports of all kinds, including weapons, an attractive means of shoring up a country's industrial base. The heart of the problem is striking a balance between the preservation of military production and a healthy industrial base on the one hand, and restraining exports that proliferate advanced weapons. Foreign policy, national security, and economic interests that are served by the approval or denial of weapons sales can be compelling, but often pull in different directions. Striking the right balance among cross-cutting priorities is the key to an effective weapons transfer policy. This report discusses trends in the international arms markets, how transfers of weapons and technology are controlled, the economics of arms exports, and the relationship between arms exports and a country's economy
Assessing our policies towards Poland : what to do about the sanctions by Katharine Watkins Webb( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Disability Insurance (DI), and substance abusers by Carole Roan Gresenz( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Federal legislation repealed Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Disability Insurance (DI) for alcohol and drug abusers as of January 1997. This article outlines the context in which the legislation was passed and summarizes concerns resulting from the legislation. The authors discuss the effects of the legislation on treatment participation, financing, and availability, and the legislation's impact on individuals with dual mental health and substance abuse problems. They also consider the individual and societal implications of substance abusers' loss of monthly income and health insurance
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Monitoring and controlling the international transfer of technology
Arms proliferation policy : support to the Presidential Advisory Board
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Watkins, Katharine A.

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