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This special issue of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Review (ISER) represents a collection of exemplary undergraduate research, engineering, and analysis. The Department of Systems Engineering at the United States Military Academy hosts an annual conference to showcase projects completed by graduating seniors. The best papers from this conference are invited to publish in this special issue, and the present collection, comprising entirely of defense related topics, represents eight outstanding papers that summarize project results. Three different themes emerge from these papers: future systems development, talent management, and threat analysis.
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