Columbia International Affairs Online: Working Papers

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Working Papers

Title: Measuring What Matters: Reducing Risk by Rethinking How We Evaluate Cybersecurity
Authors: Julie M. Anderson, Karen S. Evans, Franklin S. Reeder, Meghan M. Wareham
Date: March 2013

Title: Building Strong for Tomorrow: Recommendations for the Organizational Design of the NOAA Climate Service
Date: September 2010

Title: Strengthening National Defense: Countering Encroachment through Military-Community Collaboration
Date: September 2009

Title: Governance Challenges and the Financial Crisis: Seven Key Questions
Authors: Terry F. Buss, Lois Fu
Date: June 2009

Title: Building the Capacity to Address the Nation's Drug Problems
Date: November 2008

Title: Prioritizing America's Water Resources Investments: Budget Reform for Civil Works Construction Projects at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Date: February 2007

Title: Off-Shoring: New Challenges and Opportunities in an Expanding Global Economy
Date: February 2007

Title: Stabilizing and Enhancing Financial Management: An Independent Review of the ICE Financial Action Plan
Date: October 2006

Title: Off-Shoring: How Big Is It?
Date: October 2006

Title: Why Foreign Aid to Haiti Failed
Date: February 2006

Title: National Accountability Strategies for Developing Countries
Date: January 2006

Title: Technology Transfer: Bringing Innovation to NASA and the Nation
Date: November 2004

Title: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy: Reorganizing for Results
Date: September 2004

Title: Policies that increase vulnerability to corruption
Authors: Dwight Ink
Date: December 2003

Title: Mitigating HIV/AIDS' Impacts on the Civil Service and Teachers in Sub-Saharan Africa
Authors: Terry F. Buss, Mumukshu Patel, Ryan Watson
Date: December 2003

Title: Microcredit and Households Coping with HIV/AIDS: A Case Study from Zimbabwe
Authors: Carolyn Barnes
Date: December 2003

Title: Expanding and Deepening Citizen Participation Process in HUD's CDBG Program
Authors: Terry F. Buss, Marcela Tribble
Date: December 2003

Title: An Assessment of the Imapct of Microfinance Services in Uganda
Authors: Carolyn Barnes, Gayle Morris
Date: December 2003

Title: Democratizing the Middle East: Are we up to the task?
Authors: Mumukshu Patel
Date: November 2003

Title: Containing Wildland Fire Costs: Improving Equipment and Services Acquisition
Authors: Allan V. Burman, Gail Christopher, Frank Fairbanks, Patrick J. Kelly, Lyle Laverty, Keith Mulrooney, Paul Posner, Charles Wise
Date: September 2003

Title: Lifting the Winner's Curse and Avoiding Buyer's Remorse: Lessons from HR Outsourcing Experiences
Date: June 2003

Title: Post Conflict Governance: From Rubble to Reconstruction
Authors: Ryan J. Watson
Date: May 2003

Title: Protecting the Homeland: Lessons from Prior Government Reorganizations
Date: April 2003

Title: Powering the Future: High-Performance Partnerships
Authors: Camille Cates Barnett, Christine Becker, Peter Goldberg, Sandra J. Hale, Sara E. Melendez, Michael Rogers
Date: April 2003

Title: A Breath of Fresh Air: Reviving the New Source Review Program
Authors: Peter Harkness, Lisa Heinzerling, DeWitt John, Don Kettl, Howard M. Messner, Robert Terrell, Christophe Tulou, Alfred M. Zuck
Date: April 2003

Title: Modernizing Democracy
Authors: Terry F. Buss, Stevens F. Redburn
Date: March 2003

Title: Understand What States Need To Protect Water Quality
Authors: Robert C. Shinn, Jesus Garza, John J. Kirlin
Date: December 2002

Title: Strengthening Senior Leadership In the U.S. Government: Phase I Report
Authors: Ralph C. Bledsoe, Sandra J. Hale, Constance J. Horner, Patricia W. Ingraham, Gilda H. Lambert, David M. Walker
Date: December 2002

Title: Scientific Research at the Smithsonian Institution
Authors: James E. Colvard, C. William Fischer, Adam Jr. Herbert, Delores Parron, Jerry R. Schubel, Maxine Singer
Date: October 2002

Title: A Review of the Joint Base Operations and Support Contract Kennedy Space Center/45th Space Wing
Date: October 2002

Title: The Field Directorate of the Bureau of the Census
Authors: Melissa Allen, Robert M. Alloway, Kenneth S. Apfel, Alan L. Dean, Richard L. Fogel
Date: July 2002

Title: Democratizing a Post-Conflict State and Society
Authors: Mumukshu Patel
Date: July 2002

Title: Courts, Congress, And Constituencies: Managing Fisheries By Default
Authors: Mary A. Gade, Terry D. Garcia, Jonathan B. Howes, Theodore M. Schad, Susan Shipman
Date: July 2002

Title: Models For Change: Efforts By Four States To Address Environmental Justice
Authors: A. James Barnes, Jonathan Howes, Jonathan B. Howes, Valerie Lemmie, David Mora, James Murley, Philip Rutledge, Eddie Williams
Date: June 2002

Title: Citizen Participation and Economic Development
Authors: Terry F. Buss, Stevens F. Redburn, Marcela Tribble
Date: April 2002

Title: Making The World Intellectual Property Organization An Employer Of Choice
Date: March 2002

Title: Department of the Navy: Two-Level Performance Management Program
Date: September 2001