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GSBPP Research

Research Analysis Relevant To Defense Problems

GSBPP’s research programs support the U.S. Navy and DoD’s capability to managing defense organizations, systems, and processes more efficiently and effectively. Our defense-focused research programs/projects include a balance of both basic and applied research and aim to provide practical, insightful, and valuable understanding of military problems for decision-makers within the Navy and DoD and our academic programs.

Research Excellence: GSBPP faculty include nationally and internationally recognized experts in simulation modeling, cross-docking, work motivation, knowledge management, military manpower, public sector management, change management, public budgeting, managerial communications, conflict management, acquisition, defense economics, information technology and other defense-relevant fields.

Research Relevance: In-depth knowledge of military problems allows the faculty to provide assistance to DoD decision makers with critical information and recommendations. Expertise in private sector business practices enables faculty to assist DoD organizations in adopting best business practices. Research in military-relevant issues additionally allows the faculty to develop unique and relevant instructional material for education of military officers that addresses areas of special interest to the DoN/DoD and to the global security establishment.

Research at the GSBPP is carried out by faculty, students, and several important research initiatives. Learn more about research programs and groups at the GSBPP.

Discovery, Integration, Application

Our interdisciplinary research is relevant in both academics and real-world decision making contexts. Some focus areas include:

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Manpower
  • Recruitment
  • Accession
  • Training
  • Retention
  • Retirement

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Money
  • Budgeting
  • Financial Management

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Materiel
  • Acquisition
  • Logistics

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Showcase of Selected Faculty and Students Research (PDF)

Examples of the unique interaction between faculty capabilities, sponsor needs, and student operational experience. 

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