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Title: Impact Decision Support Diagrams: A playbook for decision makers.

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Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1108362
Report Number(s):
SAND2011-2561C
470639
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Proposed for presentation at the 2011 IAA Planetary Defense Conference held May 9-12, 2011 in Bucharest, Romania.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

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Boslough, Mark Bruce Elrick. Impact Decision Support Diagrams: A playbook for decision makers.. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Boslough, Mark Bruce Elrick. Impact Decision Support Diagrams: A playbook for decision makers.. United States.
Boslough, Mark Bruce Elrick. 2011. "Impact Decision Support Diagrams: A playbook for decision makers.". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1108362.
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