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Choosing a New Organization for Management and Disposition of Commercial and Defense High-Level Radioactive Materialsby Lynn E. Davis Debra Knopman Michael D. Greenberg Laurel E. Miller Abby Doll Paul Steinberg Bruce R. Nardulli Tom Latourrette Noreen Clancy Zhimin Mao
Finding ways to safely store and ultimately dispose of nuclear waste remains a matter of considerable debate. This volume describes the steps needed to design a new, single-purpose organization to manage and dispose of commercial and defense high-level radioactive materials and examines three models for such an organization--federal government corporation, federally chartered private corporation, and independent government agency.
Organizations varied in how they financed these efforts--some increased internal spending or reallocated resources--and in receipt of external funding.
Funders financially support nonprofit organizations to further mutual goals of implementing programs and providing services; as such, nonprofits must meet certain compliance requirements. This case study, the first of its kind, examines the management processes of one nonprofit as it strives to meet funder compliance requirements, and presents recommendations and survey instruments to assess and improve the quality and efficiency of these processes.
U.S. communities depend on reliable, safe, and secure rail systems. Each weekday, more than 12 million passengers take to U.S. railways. This book explains a framework for security planners and policymakers to guide cost-effective rail-security planning, specifically for the risk of terrorism. Risk is a function of threat, vulnerability, and consequences. This book focuses on addressing vulnerabilities and limiting consequences.
RAND researchers explored the U.S. and English forensic DNA analysis systems to find out whether England has capitalized more fully on their crime-fighting potential than the U.S. system, processing samples more quickly and providing more database hits for law enforcement.
Examines the health care needs of newly released California prisoners; the communities most affected by reentry and the health care safety net of those communities; the critical roles that health care providers, other social services, and family members play in successful reentry; and the effects of reentry on the children and families of incarcerated individuals. Recommends how to improve access for this population in the current fiscal environment.
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