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The Resource Improving Decisionmaking in a Turbulent World, by Charles P. Ries

Improving Decisionmaking in a Turbulent World, by Charles P. Ries

Label
Improving Decisionmaking in a Turbulent World
Title
Improving Decisionmaking in a Turbulent World
Statement of responsibility
by Charles P. Ries
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Contributor
Author
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Publisher
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Every president needs a decisionmaking system that harnesses the full capabilities and accumulated wisdom of the U.S. government and the nation's many stakeholders. Yet national security professionals--the officials who must advise the president on the most-difficult decisions — cite a range of structural problems that hinder effective policymaking. While a more focused and timely decisionmaking process will not necessarily improve outcomes for the United States, poor choices could be calamitous. This Perspective analyzes a range of management challenges in the national security system and presents eight recommendations for strengthening U.S. decisionmaking and oversight of policy implementation. Among the conclusions: The National Security Council staff size should be reduced to better focus on high-priority areas. Civil-military operations should be planned by a new joint office at the State Department with a military general officer as deputy. Red-team and lessons-learned efforts would help ensure that the system is adaptive and responsive. Better integration of intelligence insights and secondments of senior officials across agencies can improve the quality and coherence of decisionmaking. And the use of special envoys, or "czars," should be limited"--Publisher's description
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DOS
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Ries, Charles P
Dewey number
352.3/30973
Illustrations
  • charts
  • photographs
Index
no index present
LC call number
UA23.A2
LC item number
R45 2016eb online
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Rand Corporation
Series statement
Perspectives
Series volume
PE-192-RC
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National security
  • Civil-military relations
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • Intelligence service
  • United States
Label
Improving Decisionmaking in a Turbulent World, by Charles P. Ries
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"April 5, 2016"--Table of contents page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 51-56)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • How Do Other Nations Make Decisions?
  • Chapter 4:
  • Previous Attempts at Reform
  • Chapter 5:
  • Changing Environment
  • Chapter 6:
  • Recommendations for the National Security Decision Structure
  • NSC Staff Size
  • Civil-Military Cooperation and Resource Sharing
  • Decline of Disciplined, Organizational Messaging Systems
  • Foreword
  • Including the Right Agencies
  • Integrating Intelligence Insights
  • Groupthink and Embedded Assumptions
  • Continuity, Integration, and Professional Staff Development
  • Overuse of Czars
  • Chapter 7:
  • Conclusion: Strategizing, Decisionmaking, and Policy Implementation
  • Abbreviations
  • Bibliography
  • About the Author
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1:
  • Introduction: Evolution of Strategies and Systems
  • Chapter 2:
  • Why Process Matters
  • Chapter 3:
  • How Did the National Security System Evolve?
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 57 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833094353
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
color charts, color photograph.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Improving Decisionmaking in a Turbulent World, by Charles P. Ries
Publication
Copyright
Note
"April 5, 2016"--Table of contents page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 51-56)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • How Do Other Nations Make Decisions?
  • Chapter 4:
  • Previous Attempts at Reform
  • Chapter 5:
  • Changing Environment
  • Chapter 6:
  • Recommendations for the National Security Decision Structure
  • NSC Staff Size
  • Civil-Military Cooperation and Resource Sharing
  • Decline of Disciplined, Organizational Messaging Systems
  • Foreword
  • Including the Right Agencies
  • Integrating Intelligence Insights
  • Groupthink and Embedded Assumptions
  • Continuity, Integration, and Professional Staff Development
  • Overuse of Czars
  • Chapter 7:
  • Conclusion: Strategizing, Decisionmaking, and Policy Implementation
  • Abbreviations
  • Bibliography
  • About the Author
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1:
  • Introduction: Evolution of Strategies and Systems
  • Chapter 2:
  • Why Process Matters
  • Chapter 3:
  • How Did the National Security System Evolve?
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 57 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833094353
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
color charts, color photograph.
Specific material designation
remote

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