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Last updated on March 18, 2019 at 12:00 PDT
CHANGE HISTORY
12/21/2018 Initial release.
12/22/2018 Corrected Turabian reference information, added/updated other reference links.
12/27/2018 Updated Class Content Summary.
01/03/2019 Changed Student Introduction to a filled-in form; un-hid slides in Lectures #2 and #3.
01/15/2019 Updated Lecture #2 to include demographics of the 116th Congress.
01/23/2019 Updated Lecture #3 to incorporate FY19 Budget figures.
01/28/2019 Corrected acronym references and minor grammatical errors in the required reading for Lecture #4.
03/18/2019 Updated Lecture #10 (Case Study #3) to include post-2013 V-22 production information.

CLASS REFERENCE DOCUMENTS:


CLASS LECTURE READINGS, SLIDES, AND GUIDANCE:

01/09/19 Lecture #1: Introduction to the Course Slides

01/16/19 Lecture #2: Introduction to the Political Process and Political Facts of Life Slides and Required Reading 1 of 2 and Required Reading 2 of 2 and Research Hints

01/23/19 Lecture #3: The US Federal Government Budgetary Process Slides and Required Reading and Optional Readings (FY2019 Budget) Summary, OMB Analysis, OMB Appendix, OMB Major Savings and Reforms, OMB Mid-Session Review, CBO Analysis, and CBO Economic Outlook for 2018-2028

01/30/19 Practice Case Study: A Realistic Program Scenario Slides and Required Reading

02/06/19 Practice Case Study: A Realistic Program Scenario Discussion Slides

02/13/19 Case Study #1: U.S. Space Stations (MOL, Skylab, SSF, ISS) Slides and Required Reading (SSF) and Optional Reading #1 (MOL) and Optional Reading #2 (ISS)

02/20/19 Case Study #1: U.S. Space Stations (MOL, Skylab, SSF, ISS) Discussion Slides

02/27/19 Case Study #2: U.S. Manned Launch Vehicles (Apollo, Shuttle & future) Slides and Required Reading (Shuttle) and Optional Reading (Apollo) and Optional Reading (The History of Spaceflight by Dr. Gruntman)

03/06/19 Case Study #2: U.S. Manned Launch Vehicles (Apollo, Shuttle & future) Discussion Slides

03/13/19 SPRING BREAK (no class lecture)

03/20/19 Case Study #3: V-22 Osprey Tiltrotor Slides and Required Reading and Optional Reading (V-22 Architecture and Civil Transport Options)

03/27/19 Case Study #3: V-22 Osprey Tiltrotor Discussion Slides

04/03/19 Case Study #4: Federal Fire-Fighting Process Slides and Required Reading

04/10/19 Case Study #4: Federal Fire-Fighting Process Discussion Slides

04/17/19 Case Study #5: Ground Transportation Infrastructure (Roads, Autos, Trucks, Trains, etc.) Slides and Required Reading and Optional Reading #1 and Optional Reading #2

04/24/19 Case Study #5: Ground Transportation Infrastructure (Roads, Autos, Trucks, Trains, etc.) Discussion Slides

05/01/19 FINAL EXAM WEEK (no class lecture)

(RETIRED Case Studies, provided here for reference only)

RETIRED Case Study: Superconducting Supercollider (SSC) (retired, for reference only) Reading and Slides

RETIRED Case Study: National Aerospace Plane (NASP) (retired, for reference only) Reading and Slides

RETIRED Case Study: The Assured Crew Return Vehicle (ACRV) (retired, for reference only) Reading and Slides

RETIRED Case Study: The Global Positioning System (GPS) (retired, for reference only) Reading and Slides

RETIRED Case Study: The Sardar Sarovar Dam (retired, for reference only) Reading and Slides


REFERENCE BOOKS

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Ninth Edition
by Kate L. Turabian, The University of Chicago Press, Ninth Edition (published April 2018),
Cloth Cover ($35.00) ISBN: 9780226494425, Paperback ($18.00) ISBN: 9780226430577

The following books may provide some useful information for your research.
Some of these were textbooks used in prior semesters of this class.
All are now out-of-print but may be found in your local library,
or used copies may be available through such sources as Amazon.com or Abebooks.com.

Technology and Politics edited by Michael E. Kraft and Norman J. Vig, Paperback, © 1988 Duke University Press, Durham NC, ISBN 0-8228-0846-0

The Power Game by Hedrick Smith, Paperback, © 1988 Ballantine Books/Random House Inc., New York NY, ISBN 0-345-36015-X

The Technology Pork Barrel edited by Linda R. Cohen and Roger G. Noll, Paperback, © 1991 The Brookings Institution, Washington DC, ISBN 0-8157-1507-2

Social Issues In Technology (Second Edition) by Paul A. Alcorn, Hardback, © 1997 Prentice-Hall Inc., Upper Saddle River NJ, ISBN 0-13-459876-8


USEFUL ON-LINE LINKS

Search Engines:

US Government Sites:

US Academic Sites: Other Sites: US Political Party Fiscal Initiatives:


INDEX OF PRIOR SEMESTER TOPICS:

Fall Semester 1996 (14 students)
Fall Semester 1997 (20 students)
Fall Semester 1998 (21 students)
Fall Semester 1999 (22 students)
Summer Semester 2000 (1 student)
Fall Semester 2000 (17 students)
Fall Semester 2001 (37 students)
Summer Semester 2002 (34 students)
Fall Semester 2002 (26 students)
Summer Semester 2003 (40 students)
Spring Semester 2004 (28 students)
Fall Semester 2004 (32 students)
Summer Semester 2005 (32 students)
Spring Semester 2006 (41 students)
Fall Semester 2006 (41 students)
Summer Semester 2007 (37 students)
Spring Semester 2008 (35 students)
Fall Semester 2008 (23 students)
Summer Semester 2009 (37 students)
Spring Semester 2010 (25 students)
Fall Semester 2010 (34 students)
Summer Semester 2011 (31 students)
Spring Semester 2012 (22 students)
Summer Semester 2012 (22 students)
Summer Semester 2013 (23 students)
Fall Semester 2014 (18 students)
Spring Semester 2015 (7 students)
Fall Semester 2015 (12 students)
Spring Semester 2016 (10 students)
Spring Semester 2017 (18 students)
Fall Semester 2017 (13 students)
Spring Semester 2018 (16 students)
Fall Semester 2018 (19 students)


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