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Test Policy In Defense

Author : Bernard R. Gifford
ISBN : 9789401129701
Genre : Education
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Bernard R. Gifford and Linda C. Wing Standardized testing has become a ubiquitous feature of American life. As a major source of information for reducing uncertainty in the alJocation of merit based educational, training, and employment opportunities, testing affects the life chances of individuals. Moreover, testing inOuences the way in which our societyjudgesitselfandprovides for ourcollective future. Test scores may determine a child's admission to lcindergarten and promotion to the fIrst grade. Most states award the high school diploma only ifa student has passed a minimum competency test. Major institutions of higher education typically require applicants to supplement their records of academic achievement with scores on college admissions tests. In the labor market, as a condition of employment or assignment to training programs, more and more employers are requiring workers to sit for personnel selection tests. Additionally, it has become commonplace to use test scores to calibrate our national sociopolitical condition and our capacity to compete with other countries in the global economy. In short, with increasing frequency and intensity, scores on examinations that purport to be objective and precise measures of individual knowledge, abilities, and potential are playing a critical role in the opportunity marketplace. Similarly, test scores are exercising growing influence in assessments of our social and economic institutions and in policy decisions about the relative invesunents that should be made in each. In all these instantiations, test scores are at the center of high-stakes decision making about the future of individuals and of the nation itself.
Category: Education

Statistics Testing And Defense Acquisition

Author : Panel on Statistical Methods for Testing and Evaluating Defense Systems
ISBN : 9780309066273
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The Panel on Statistical Methods for Testing and Evaluating Defense Systems had a broad mandate-to examine the use of statistics in conjunction with defense testing. This involved examining methods for software testing, reliability test planning and estimation, validation of modeling and simulation, and use of modem techniques for experimental design. Given the breadth of these areas, including the great variety of applications and special issues that arise, making a contribution in each of these areas required that the Panel's work and recommendations be at a relatively general level. However, a variety of more specific research issues were either brought to the Panel's attention by members of the test and acquisition community, e.g., what was referred to as Dubin's challenge (addressed in the Panel's interim report), or were identified by members of the panel. In many of these cases the panel thought that a more in-depth analysis or a more detailed application of suggestions or recommendations made by the Panel would either be useful as input to its deliberations or could be used to help communicate more individual views of members of the Panel to the defense test community. This resulted in several research efforts. Given various criteria, especially immediate relevance to the test and acquisition community, the Panel has decided to make available three technical or background papers, each authored by a Panel member jointly with a colleague. These papers are individual contributions and are not a consensus product of the Panel; however, the Panel has drawn from these papers in preparation of its final report: Statistics, Testing, and Defense Acquisition. The Panel has found each of these papers to be extremely useful and they are strongly recommended to readers of the Panel's final report.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Penetration Testing And Network Defense

Author : Andrew Whitaker
ISBN : 9781587052088
Genre : Computers
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The practical guide to simulating, detecting, and responding to network attacks Create step-by-step testing plans Learn to perform social engineering and host reconnaissance Evaluate session hijacking methods Exploit web server vulnerabilities Detect attempts to breach database security Use password crackers to obtain access information Circumvent Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) and firewall protections and disrupt the service of routers and switches Scan and penetrate wireless networks Understand the inner workings of Trojan Horses, viruses, and other backdoor applications Test UNIX, Microsoft, and Novell servers for vulnerabilities Learn the root cause of buffer overflows and how to prevent them Perform and prevent Denial of Service attacks Penetration testing is a growing field but there has yet to be a definitive resource that instructs ethical hackers on how to perform a penetration test with the ethics and responsibilities of testing in mind. Penetration Testing and Network Defense offers detailed steps on how to emulate an outside attacker in order to assess the security of a network. Unlike other books on hacking, this book is specifically geared towards penetration testing. It includes important information about liability issues and ethics as well as procedures and documentation. Using popular open-source and commercial applications, the book shows you how to perform a penetration test on an organization's network, from creating a test plan to performing social engineering and host reconnaissance to performing simulated attacks on both wired and wireless networks. Penetration Testing and Network Defense also goes a step further than other books on hacking, as it demonstrates how to detect an attack on a live network. By detailing the method of an attack and how to spot an attack on your network, this book better prepares you to guard against hackers. You will learn how to configure, record, and thwart these attacks and how to harden a system to protect it against future internal and external attacks. Full of real-world examples and step-by-step procedures, this book is both an enjoyable read and full of practical advice that will help you assess network security and develop a plan for locking down sensitive data and company resources. "This book goes to great lengths to explain the various testing approaches that are used today and gives excellent insight into how a responsible penetration testing specialist executes his trade." -Bruce Murphy, Vice President, World Wide Security Services, Cisco Systems�
Category: Computers

Review Of Department Of Defense Test Protocols For Combat Helmets

Author : National Research Council
ISBN : 9780309298698
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Combat helmets have evolved considerably over the years from those used in World War I to today's Advanced Combat Helmet. One of the key advances was the development of aramid fibers in the 1960s, which led to today's Kevlar-based helmets. The Department of Defense is continuing to invest in research to improve helmet performance, through better design and materials as well as better manufacturing processes. Review of the Department of Defense Test Protocols for Combat Helmets considers the technical issues relating to test protocols for military combat helmets. At the request of the DOD Director of Operational Test and Evaluation, this report evaluates the adequacy of the Advanced Combat Helmet test protocol for both first article testing and lot acceptance testing, including its use of the metrics of probability of no penetration and the upper tolerance limit (used to evaluate backface deformation). The report evaluates appropriate use of statistical techniques in gathering data; adequacy of current helmet testing procedures; procedures for the conduct of additional analysis of penetration and backface deformation data; and scope of characterization testing relative to the benefit of the information obtained.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Department Of Defense Weapons Testing

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Governmental Affairs. Subcommittee on Federal Services, Post Office, and Civil Service
ISBN : PSU:000014986390
Genre : History
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Industrial Methods For The Effective Development And Testing Of Defense Systems

Author : Panel on Industrial Methods for the Effective Test and Development of Defense Systems
ISBN : 9780309222709
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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During the past decade and a half, the National Research Council, through its Committee on National Statistics, has carried out a number of studies on the application of statistical methods to improve the testing and development of defense systems. These studies were intended to provide advice to the Department of Defense (DOD), which sponsored these studies. The previous studies have been concerned with the role of statistical methods in testing and evaluation, reliability practices, software methods, combining information, and evolutionary acquisition. Industrial Methods for the Effective Testing and Development of Defense Systems is the latest in a series of studies, and unlike earlier studies, this report identifies current engineering practices that have proved successful in industrial applications for system development and testing. This report explores how developmental and operational testing, modeling and simulation, and related techniques can improve the development and performance of defense systems, particularly techniques that have been shown to be effective in industrial applications and are likely to be useful in defense system development. In addition to the broad issues, the report identifies three specific topics for its focus: finding failure modes earlier, technology maturity, and use of all relevant information for operational assessments.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Defense Management

Author : Davi M. D'Agostino
ISBN : 9781437917451
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The DoD defines NLW as those that are explicitly designed and primarily employed to incapacitate personnel or materiel, while minimizing fatalities, permanent injury to personnel, and undesired damage to property and the environment. DoD created the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Program (JNLWP) in 1996 to have centralized responsibility for the dev¿t. of NLW and coordinate requirements among the services. This report reviews the status of NLW programs by identifying the extent to which: (1) DoD and the JNLWP have developed and fielded NLW since the program's inception; (2) DoD has established and implemented policy, doctrine, and training for NLW; and (3) DoD has conducted testing and evaluation prior to fielding NLW. Illustrations.
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Acquisition Of Defense Systems

Author : J. S. Przemieniecki
ISBN : 1563470691
Genre : History
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A step-by-step guide to defense system acquisition, this valuable textbook describes the step-by-step defense system acquisition process. The text begins by introducing the requirements and acquisition process and then outlines the formal framework of the acquisition process. "Acquisition of Defense Systems" makes an excellent primary or supplemental text for DoD courses. It's also a must-read for all defense system managers, as well as other managers doing DoD contract work.
Category: History