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The Resource Ensuring language capability in the intelligence community : what is the best mix of military, civilians, and contractors?, Beth J. Asch, John D. Winkler

Ensuring language capability in the intelligence community : what is the best mix of military, civilians, and contractors?, Beth J. Asch, John D. Winkler

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Ensuring language capability in the intelligence community : what is the best mix of military, civilians, and contractors?
Title
Ensuring language capability in the intelligence community
Title remainder
what is the best mix of military, civilians, and contractors?
Statement of responsibility
Beth J. Asch, John D. Winkler
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Language capability is provided in the intelligence community by military personnel, government civilians, and contractors. A key question is what is the best mix of these three types of personnel in terms of cost and effectiveness. This research draws on U.S. Department of Defense guidance and the economics and defense manpower literatures to provide a framework for broadly assessing the costs and benefits of different sources of personnel to provide a given capability, including language capabilities. The authors interviewed personnel at the National Security Agency/Central Security Service and conducted an exploratory quantitative analysis to identify the factors that may affect the best mix of language capability in the intelligence community. A key finding is that each category of personnel provides unique advantages and belongs in the IC language workforce but that a number of factors lead to civilians being a more cost-effective source of language capability than military personnel, even after accounting for the flow to the civil service of trained veterans with language capability. Policies that reduce language-training costs for military personnel and increase the flow of veterans to the civil service might help reduce this disparity
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Cataloging source
COO
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Asch, Beth J
Dewey number
327.1273
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
JK468.I6
LC item number
A83 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Winkler, John
  • Intelligence Policy Center (U.S.)
  • National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
  • Rand Corporation
  • United States
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Intelligence service
  • Linguists
  • Multilingualism
  • Intercultural communication
Label
Ensuring language capability in the intelligence community : what is the best mix of military, civilians, and contractors?, Beth J. Asch, John D. Winkler
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Publication
Note
  • "RAND National Defense Research Institute."
  • "This research was ... conducted within the Intelligence Policy Center and the Forces and Resources Policy Center of RAND's National Defense Research Institute"--Preface
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 73-76)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- DoD Guidance for Determining Workforce Mix -- Literature Review on the Costs and Benefits of Different Categories of Personnel -- Insights from Interviews -- Exploratory Analysis of the Relative Cost-Effectiveness of Military Versus Civilian Language-Pro¬cient Workforces -- Summary and Concluding thoughts -- Appendix A: Details on DoD Guidance of Workforce Mix -- Appendix B: Qualitative Analysis Approach -- Appendix C: Quantitative Research Approach
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 76 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833081933
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Ensuring language capability in the intelligence community : what is the best mix of military, civilians, and contractors?, Beth J. Asch, John D. Winkler
Publication
Note
  • "RAND National Defense Research Institute."
  • "This research was ... conducted within the Intelligence Policy Center and the Forces and Resources Policy Center of RAND's National Defense Research Institute"--Preface
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 73-76)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- DoD Guidance for Determining Workforce Mix -- Literature Review on the Costs and Benefits of Different Categories of Personnel -- Insights from Interviews -- Exploratory Analysis of the Relative Cost-Effectiveness of Military Versus Civilian Language-Pro¬cient Workforces -- Summary and Concluding thoughts -- Appendix A: Details on DoD Guidance of Workforce Mix -- Appendix B: Qualitative Analysis Approach -- Appendix C: Quantitative Research Approach
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 76 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833081933
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote

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