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Title: Multi-Platform Decision Support.


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Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
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Conference: Proposed for presentation at the EWRI ASCE Annual Conference held May 16, 2007 in Tampa Bay, FL.
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Tidwell, Vincent Carroll, Pierce, Suzanne, Sharp, John, and Eaton, Dave. Multi-Platform Decision Support.. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Tidwell, Vincent Carroll, Pierce, Suzanne, Sharp, John, & Eaton, Dave. Multi-Platform Decision Support.. United States.
Tidwell, Vincent Carroll, Pierce, Suzanne, Sharp, John, and Eaton, Dave. Tue . "Multi-Platform Decision Support.". United States. doi:.
title = {Multi-Platform Decision Support.},
author = {Tidwell, Vincent Carroll and Pierce, Suzanne and Sharp, John and Eaton, Dave},
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year = {Tue May 01 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Tue May 01 00:00:00 EDT 2007}

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