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Learning objectives for this case exercise are: 

1. To provide the students with a decision support tool to support the discussion of trade-offs between readiness/mission capacity achieved (MCA) and LCC when making large-scale capacity investment decisions in the public sector, 

2. To develop and support a proposal for cost reduction or mission capacity improvement with quantitative analysis, 

3. To understand the sensitivity of capital investment decisions to the capital discount rate selected when computing the net present value (NPV) of the LCC, 

4. To understand the trade-off between cost risk (probability that the LCC will exceed a certain budgeted threshold value) and readiness risk (probability that MCA will fall below a mission-planning threshold). 

Freedonia is a modest sized country with a population of roughly 20 million. Freedonian Air Force (FAF) has approximately 150 fighter aircraft.

This two-day simulation focuses on the negotiation of controversial and complex issues related to the 2,000-mile border that separates and joins the United States and Mexico as neighbors. Originally designed for an Introduction to Latin American & Latino Studies course, the simulation can also be used in other academic settings to highlight the complexity of international negotiations, to help students identify with a non-U.S. perspective, and/or to showcase the practical and emotional implications of theoretical foreign policy.

This two-day simulation focuses on the negotiation of controversial and complex issues related to the 2,000-mile border that separates and joins the United States and Mexico as neighbors.

Justice Now pushed hard for prison abolition while advocating for better health care and condition. They offer interns the opportunity to learn firsthand about prisoners'' human struggles as well as the policy implications of state sponsored violence.

Cassandra Shaylor and Cynthia Chandler founded Justice Now in 2000.

This leadership story demonstrates how angry and grief stricken families of people incarcerated under mandatory drug sentencing laws are mobilized to put a face on injustice and build diverse alliances to combat mandatory minimums.

Julie Stewart and her colleagues mobilize the angry and grief stricken families of people incarcerated under mandatory drug sentencing laws.

A dispute over fisheries conservation in the Northwest Atlantic leads to the first ever military confrontation between Canada and Spain. Negotiations involving the European Union lead to an agreement in which both sides claim victory.

The dispute over Northwest Atlantic fisheries conservation, dubbed "The Turbot War" in the press, marked the first military confrontation of any kind between Canada and Spain.

Air Force Materiel Command (A) & (B) are about the intellectual work that managers do to design and change organizational purposes and practices.The cases deal with dilemmas facing a new commander of a huge, support organization, in danger of losing control of its destiny.

Air Force Materiel Command (A) & (B) are about the intellectual work that managers do to design and change organizational purposes and practices.

The Center for Young Women's Development employs young women just out of juvenile detention. The women learn about the roots of the social and political factors that have shaped them and their communities and engage in community activism.

The Center for Young Women's Development employs young women just out of juvenile detention.

Engages class to find cost saving and performance improvements in providing outside medical care for inmates. The case demonstrates how to identify simple changes that can lower costs and improve performance.

This is a case about state and local government, where major problems in providing medical services through a county hospital to inmates of a state prison have prompted a review of the process.

Hurricane Katrina resulted in a tragic humanitarian disaster due to a decades-long combination of government action and inaction. In this sense, it was a preventable disaster.

This case focuses on the long and short-term factors that contributed to making Hurricane Katrina a humanitarian emergency in the City of New Orleans.

As a result of activities within the Abu Ghraib prison, Donald Rumsfeld faced circumstances that were arguably as grave as any leader will ever encounter. The case offers a useful opportunity to apply frameworks taught in public management and policy courses.

During the U.S. led war in Iraq, allegations of prisoner abuse within the Abu Ghraib prison evoked angry reactions worldwide.