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  • Understanding Profiles of Potential NC Retirees
    (2024) Savage, Ann; Knollenberg, Whitney
  • Sustainable Tourism Case Study: Voluntary Visitor Fee Programs
    (2024) Bracken, McKenzie; Srinivasan, Charanya; Knollenberg, Whitney
  • Army Aviation Air Movement Automation for the Mission Planner
    (2022) Nelson, Russell; Espinoza, Tyler; McConnell, Brandon M.
  • Sea Level Rise Risk Assessment for DoD Coastal Installations.
    (Department of Defense Legacy Resource Management Program, 2009-07) Mickler, Robert A.; Welch, David
    Given current controversy regarding observed sea level rise in the 20th century, it is not surprising that there is a wide range of predictions of sea level rise for the 21st century. Future sea level rise consists of contributions from continued warming of the ocean as well as melting of glaciers, small ice sheets and Greenland. Installation natural and cultural resources and operations managers would like a particular value of sea level rise to be associated with a specific probability of occurrence. It is important to note that the main cause of uncertainty prior to about 2050 is caused by the lack of agreement on the processes that cause ice sheet melt and associated dramatic increases in sea level rise. Because of the thermal inertia of the oceans, there is little difference in the various sea level rise projections before about 2050, after which different rates of warming due to different projections of future greenhouse concentrations result in large differences in sea level rise. We conducted risk assessments of natural, cultural, and operational resources at risk in five coastal DoD installations in North Carolina (Air Force Dare County Bombing Range, Marine Corps Air Station and Naval Aviation Depot Cherry Point, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point, and Navy Harvey Point).
  • Reintroduction of Prescribed Fire in Coastal Plain Ecosystems to Reduce Wildland Fire Risk.
    (Department of Defense Legacy Resource Management Program, 2006-09) Mickler, Robert A.
    The project will reconstruct historical vegetation and fire regimes with the goals of: 1) Operational implementation of a prescribed fire program to restore original fire regimes and reduce wildland fire risk, 2) Restoring firemaintained vegetation structure and the diversity of understory food species required for TES, 3) Implementing an ecosystem management approach to commercial forest lands and native vegetation, 4) Restoring forest wetlands types as required for TES wildlife species, and 5) Restoring and sustaining a realistic training environment. The project will facilitate technology transfer of the approach to prescribed fire for other DoD installations in the U.S.
  • A Technology Program for the Hunt Library
    (2009-03) York, Maurice; Antelman, Kirstin
    The James B. Hunt Jr. Library aspires to be a building unlike any other at NC State. As an iconic building for the university, it embodies the entrepreneurial aspirations of the institution. A forward-looking and courageous approach to technology stands at the center of Hunt Library's ability to realize this ambitious vision. While the rapid pace of technological change cautions us not to be too prescriptive about which technologies will be in use by 2012, three trends are evident that will be explored in this document: ever greater bandwidth and the continued reduction in the cost of computing cycles and storage will enable expanded uses of computing-intensive applications such as large-scale visualization; user interfaces are shifting from mediated to touch-based, facilitating more powerful and intuitive engagement with information and data; and, finally, computing and communication functions are converging in mobile devices, enabling new possibilities for people to interact with information, spaces and each other. The Hunt Library also presents us with the opportunity to expand our thinking about "library" technologies, pushing us away from our historical focus on tools that support access to, and management of, our print-based and electronic collections, and toward tools and new ways of thinking that will position the library closer to the core mission of the university, knowledge creation and learning.
  • How to Leverage ERM Principles to Better Respond to COVID-19-Related Risks
    (NC State Poole College of Management, Enterprise Risk Management Initiative, 2020-03-30) Beasley, Mark
    The novel coronavirus is providing a catastrophic lesson on how critical it is for business leaders to come together to share information about the different kinds of risks being triggered by this single root cause event. No single risk associated with the COVID-19 pandemic crisis can be managed in isolation given there is an interconnected aspect to these risks and how organizations can address them. We are convinced that many of the core principles foundational to enterprise risk management (ERM) can help inform and guide executives through the difficult task of managing risks triggered by COVID-19. To assist business leaders in navigating this tremendous risk management challenge, the ERM Initiative has developed this thought paper, How to Leverage ERM Principles to Better Respond to COVID-19-Related Risks, to outline how ERM thinking can help navigate the multitude of enterprise-wide risks triggered by the unfolding crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Planning for the Inevitable: The Role of the Federal Supply Chain in Preparing for National Emergencies
    (IBM Center for the Business of Government, 2010) Handfield, Robert
    As we have seen in recent years, there has been no shortage of national emergencies - ranging from oil spills to hurricanes to the threat of a pandemic virus. In this report, Professor Handfield sets forth a framework in which governments can assess their supply chain preparedness prior to an emergency. Over the last decade, the importance of an effective “supply chain” has become widely accepted in the both the public and private sectors. The federal government today clearly recognizes that an effective supply chain can lead to cost savings, and in certain instances, save lives. With the creation of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Logistics Agency, the U.S. military recognized the critical importance of supply chain management to facilitate its multimissions and support its personnel. In addition to serving as an excellent introduction to supply chain management, Professor Handfield’s report increases our understanding of how to assess supply chain preparedness. While acquisition officials have some responsibilities for supply chain management, the area of supply chain management has not been as developed by civilian agencies as it has been by DoD agencies. This will need to change in the years ahead, especially as government continues to respond to national emergencies with increasing frequency. A key recommendation of Professor Handfield is the need for a governance structure to initiate the assessment and identification of emergency response plans for each government agency. This governance structure would include both program managers as well as acquisition specialists. Agencies should start today to create dedicated teams to prepare and evaluate agency plans.
  • The State of Open, 2019
    (2019-09-09) Vandegrift, Micah
    This document is meant to highlight and feature some of the broad work happening across NC State University that fits under the banner of open research and scholarship. Openness in principle and in practice is affirmed as the near horizon for higher education in various reports, statements, initiatives, and policies. It encompasses a range of activities from open lab notebooks and open source software to pre-print publishing in open repositories and sharing data, protocols, and methods on open documentation platforms. The compilation of this report provides a foundation for understanding what open looks like at NC State, while also giving a base from which to build, advancing open research and scholarship through community building, training in skills, tools, and issues, and adapting policies and establishing standard operating procedures.
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