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Coffey, Timothy 1941-

Works: 16 works in 38 publications in 1 language and 2,598 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Timothy Coffey
Moore's law : a Department of Defense perspective by Gerald M Borsuk( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A primer on alternative transportation fuels by Timothy Coffey( )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A review is undertaken of several approaches to producing alternative transportation fuels using feedstocks that are under the control of the United States. The objective of the review is to provide the non-specialist reader with a general understanding of the several approaches, how they compare regarding process energy efficiency, their individual abilities to provide for national transportation fuel needs, and their associated capital costs. It is noted that, in principle, vehicle missions determine fuel and propulsion plant requirements rather than the other way around. In reality, of course, there is a tradeoff among desired mission capabilities and fuel and propulsion plant technologies. The review results suggest these conclusions about alternative transportation fuels: if necessary, the United States can manufacture the transportation fuels it needs; the capital investments needed to manufacture fuels beyond petroleum will be substantial, regardless of the particular alternative fuel selected. In this regard, the steam reformation of methane (SMR) processes, because of their higher efficiencies and substantially lower capital costs, would seem to warrant special attention. The associated fuels are not carbon free or carbon neutral; the capital investments associated with the manufacture of renewable-- carbon free or carbon neutral-- fuels will be especially large; serious commercial investment in alternative fuels, in contrast to standard petroleum-based fuels, will be difficult to obtain as long as low-cost petroleum is available."--Exec. summ
"Chance favors only the prepared mind" : the proper role for U.S. Department of Defense science and engineering workforce by Timothy Coffey( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication provides critical recommendations for managing the DoD's 130,000 person Science and Technology workforce through a period of growing fiscal and geopolitical ambiguity. The report outlines a strategy that: prioritizes lessons learned through hands-on experience; cultivates practices that identify and support the most promising trends in technology and research; promotes advocacy for worthy programs, and; develops a process for ensuring competent "third parties" determine a fair price for acquisition and development. It concludes by urging the DoD return to a prudently managed, conservative S&T strategy that emphasizes workforce recruitment and training, adequate funding for research and development, and increased engagement with colleges and universities
Alternative governance : a tool for military laboratory reform by Timothy Coffey( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hydrogen as a fuel for DOD by Timothy Coffey( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deploying nuclear detection systems : a proposed strategy for combating nuclear terrorism by James E Goodby( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most likely means of delivering a nuclear bomb on a major city is through a successful smuggling effort by a terrorist organization. The catastrophic damage it would cause demands cooperative action by all responsible governments. Several U.S. Government programs are in place to deal with this threat. These programs focus on the following: (1) Measures to prevent access by terrorist groups to fissile material, particularly enriched uranium and plutonium, the basic fuel for nuclear bombs; (2) Measures to strengthen international institutions to enable governments to deal more effectively with illicit trade in fissile materials and in equipment that can produce such materials; (3) Measures to enhance international cooperation in intelligence sharing and law enforcement; (4) Cooperative international defense activities designed to intercept illegal trafficking in fissile materials and equipment to produce these materials; and (5) Strengthening the capacity to monitor and detect illicit shipments of fissionable materials at entry points into the United States and, in cooperation with other countries, at key transportation nodes overseas. This report focuses on the last of these programs, and primarily on deployment of sensors overseas. This report provides an overview of the threat from nuclear terrorism; discusses the role of intelligence and risk assessments in countering this threat; provides a brief overview of nuclear detection technologies and issues; briefly summarizes key U.S. Government programs involved in nuclear detection; summarizes domestic legislation, which provides the impetus for increasing international collaboration; and discusses the need for a global approach to nuclear nonproliferation in which international institutions assume a leading and sustained leadership role
The emergence of mini UAVs for military applications by Timothy Coffey( )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A primer on the detection of nuclear and radiological weapons by Gary W Phillips( )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The detection of materials or devices for nuclear or radiological weapons of mass destruction (NRWMD) is fundamentally important to both homeland security and to military operations. Detection technologies are necessary both to find and to verify the location of materials, components, and systems for NRWMD. They are also central to actions taken after deployment of a NRWMD. The study upon which this report is based was undertaken because of the large and growing importance of detection technologies for NRWMD. While this report will focus on detection of NRWMD, the NRWMD problem does not have a purely technical solution. The reasons for this will become clear in this report. Detectors are necessary but not sufficient for dealing with this problem. This report seeks to be pragmatically comprehensive in its coverage. It takes a level intermediate between policy, on one hand, and technology details, on the other hand. The goal is to provide part of the basis for higher level policy considerations, as well as a framework for lower level, more detailed technical concerns
Building the S & E workforce for 2040 : challenges facing the Department of Defense by Timothy Coffey( )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Estimates future scientific and engineering needs of the Department of Defense, using historical data and current developments as forecasting tools
Globalization of S&T : key challenges facing DOD by Timothy Coffey( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the second half of the 20th century, the United States enjoyed stature and prosperity at levels seldom achieved in recorded history. The country's status included predominance in most fields of science and technology (S&T), as well as a phenomenal breadth and pace of innovation. We are now experiencing a global shift to a more level playing field among nations; demographics, economics, and political forces are the driving forces behind this shift. The impact of this shift on U.S. S&T will be significant. By the middle of the 21st century, it is likely that a number of nations will be similarly prosperous and technologically productive. No single nation or group will dominate as the United States did in the latter half of the 1900s. The U.S. share of the global S&T enterprise will decrease, and only a small fraction of U.S. scientists and engineers (S&E) will work on national security problems. This change poses challenges to the roles and conduct of Department of Defense (DOD) S&T. In particular, DOD's ability to maintain an authoritative awareness of S&T developments around the world will become increasingly problematic
Reform of the national security science and technology enterprise by William O Berry( )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A strong science and technology (S & T) program has been vitally important to American national security since World War II and has to date given the United States a strategic advantage over competitors. During World War II and throughout the Cold War, highly specific and large-scale technology needs led to the concentration of national security S & T (NSST) programs in a few agencies, with little cross-agency coordination. Since the end of the Cold War, circumstances have changed greatly. Meeting new and emerging threats to national security from global climate change to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and global terrorism requires an effective mechanism for direction, funding, and integration of the highly fragmented and very wide range of Federally supported S & T. Science and technology underlie the elements of national power (diplomacy, intelligence, military, economics), but they are only rarely named as elements of national power, and the priorities, policies, and personnel for S & T are often neglected. Specific S & T capabilities have been particularly isolated in direct applications to traditional security capabilities, and fragmented even more in addressing the new and broad challenges to our security. Thus, the structure and integration of S & T in the Executive Branch agencies, integration of congressional S & T committees, and the roles and responsibilities of Government scientists and engineers, are key issues that must be considered when evaluating how we can significantly improve our nation s security. With the onset of World War II, President Franklin Roosevelt, convinced of the importance of S & T to winning the war effort, created the wartime Office of Scientific Research and Development (OSRD) in 1941. Led by the visionary Vannevar Bush, the goal of the OSRD was to develop a strategic enterprise for national research supporting the military
The S & T Innovation Conundrum by Timothy Coffey( )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study is motivated by the observation that the state of health of the United States S & T enterprise seems to be simultaneously characterized by opposite assessments. On the one hand the enterprise is described as being especially vibrant, showing remarkable progress, a high level of innovation and confronted with great opportunities. At the same time the enterprise is described as showing disturbing trends in its workforce, rate of knowledge generation, rate of innovation and international standing. The purpose of the study is to shed light on how this conundrum has come about, and from this perspective to evaluate potential impacts of the underlying drivers of the conundrum on the technological positioning and ultimate national security of the United States. The process employed is to examine various aspects of the apparent innovation paradox by reviewing historical data regarding scientific and technical progress, and by analyzing how S & T innovations occur. In support of this, the concept of research and development (R & D) innovation space is introduced, and a few elementary models are presented for illustration. The study suggests that we have lost sight of some key realities. We have become so mesmerized by our enormously successful exploitation of past S & T breakthroughs that we have forgotten how they happened. Since society is primarily interested in the creation of functional capability (e.g., computing power), this memory lapse becomes problematic with respect to maintaining a pipeline of future breakthroughs. For example, the rapid advances in electronics and computer products over the past 50 years have created a general impression of continuous scientific breakthroughs. In reality, the breakthrough S & T innovations for electronics and computers took place in the 1940's and 1950's. The subsequent rapid advances in functional capability were the result of a brilliant and enormously successful program to exploit those early breakthroughs
The S&T innovation conundrum by Timothy Coffey( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study ... to shed light on how this conundrum has come about ... to evaluate potential impacts of the underlying drivers of the conundrum on technological positioning and ultimate national security of the United States ..."--Page vii
The virtual border : countering seaborne container terrorism by Hans Binnendijk( Book )

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

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