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"Our job is to help improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. We do that in many ways. Sometimes, we develop new knowledge to inform decisionmakers without suggesting any specific course of action. Often, we go further by spelling out the range of available options and by analyzing their relative advantages and disadvantages. On many other occasions, we find the analysis so compelling that we advance specific policy recommendations. In all cases, we serve the public interest by widely disseminating our research findings.""Our job is to help improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. We do that in many ways. Sometimes, we develop new knowledge to inform decisionmakers without suggesting any specific course of action. Often, we go further by spelling out the range of available options and by analyzing their relative advantages and disadvantages. On many other occasions, we find the analysis so compelling that we advance specific policy recommendations. In all cases, we serve the public interest by widely disseminating our research findings."

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However, the think tank RAND Corporation studied the technology, and said it could not draw a causal relationship between personalized learning programs and improved student test scores. And some teachers also question how helpful the software is. Julian Cortella is a teacher who formerly taught at ...
The US think-tank RAND Corporation said last week that despite NATO's steps to deter Russia, the latter would have an advantage over the Alliance in the initial days of a conflict in the Baltic Sea region. The report comes amid continuing concern in the region over Russia's annexation of Crimea and ...

Miller: RAND Corporation did a study that came out last year that's interesting. In general, you will find numbers out there that there's a 35% chance that you will need to be in a nursing home sometime in your life, maybe for a very short period of time. RAND broke it down much more specifically looking at ...
A new report from the Rand Corporation has warned that NATO would be overwhelmed by superior Russian firepower in the event of war in Eastern Europe, despite years of trying to strengthen its forces in the region. If war were to break out, the report warns, Russia could quickly overrun the Baltic region ...
As Congress moves ahead with plans to outsource more and more veteran health care to the private sector, three high-profile studies should urge lawmakers to pump the brakes. The studies, published in recent weeks by RAND Corporation, Federal Practitioner, and the National Academies of Science, ...
The gun problem in America goes beyond high-profile mass shootings — those only account for about one half of one percent of annual gun deaths in the US, according to a new study from the non-partisan Rand Corporation. Yet over the course of a lifetime, your odds of being murdered by someone with a gun in the US ...

To get a sense of the arguments on both sides, I spoke with three North Korea experts: the RAND Corporation's Bruce Bennett, the Heritage Foundation's Bruce Klingner, and the Middlebury Institute's Jeffrey Lewis. All three had different assessments of Trump's policy, ranging from mostly positive (Bennett) ...
Hypersonic cruise missiles and intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) can bypass missile defenses because they are so fast and can maneuver mid-flight. Technology is now being developed that overcomes previous obstacles to sustained hypersonic flight, and the RAND Corporation estimates that these weapons will ...
As the debate around gun laws continues in the aftermath of the Parkland school shooting last month, a new report by the nonprofit RAND Corporation looks at some of the factors that could affect gun policies like background checks, age limits and banning assault weapons. Andrew Morral, a senior ...
The nonprofit RAND Corporation has analyzed thousands of studies to try to evaluate the results of specific gun policies - whether, for example, certain policies led to a decrease in homicide or suicide. NPR science reporter Rebecca Hersher has looked into this, and she is with us now. Rebecca, thanks for ...
Scholars at the nonpartisan RAND corporation recently surveyed the current evidence about gun safety and violence. After a two-year study, they published their results Friday, with a big review of the literature and a set of research recommendations. One of their biggest conclusions was that we don't have ...
The nonprofit RAND Corporation analyzed thousands of studies and found only 63 that establish a causal relationship between specific gun policies and outcomes such as reductions in homicide and suicide, leaving lawmakers without clear facts about one of the most divisive issues in American politics.
"Every asshole on the face of the planet has complete and open and unrestricted access to our public social media data – everybody except the United States government." That's the verdict of senior information scientist at the RAND Corporation, Dr Rand Waltzman, speaking about the state of 'cognitive ...
A new RAND Corporation study has found that the “provision of US military assistance may be associated with increased state repression and incidence ... may deter state actors from declaring war, but a "US military presence may increase interstate militarized activities short of war," the RAND report said.
China had over 700 fourth-generation fighter jets last year, compared to 24 in 1996, the US-based Rand Corporation estimated in a report. The PLA today has almost 3,000 aircraft, about the same number as that of Japan and South Korea combined, said Global Firepower, an index of countries' military ...
Investors sentiment increased to 5 in Q3 2017. Its up 2.00, from 3 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 1 investors sold Rand Capital Corporation shares while 0 reduced holdings. 3 funds opened positions while 2 raised stakes. 1.72 million shares or 225.01% more from 530,429 shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
A 2015 report the RAND corporation prepared for Vermont concluded the first northeastern state to legalize marijuana sales could realize significant revenue from the influx of tourists, according to the coalition. With Maine and Massachusetts already approving sales, and with Vermont allowing home-grown ...

President Trump's $200 billion plan to rebuild America upends the criteria that have long been used to pick ambitious federal projects, putting little emphasis on how much an infrastructure proposal benefits the public and more on finding private investors and other outside sources of money. Unveiled on ...
Constantine Samaras receives research funding from the Department of Transportation, the National Science Foundation and Argonne National Laboratory. He is also an Adjunct Senior Researcher at the RAND Corporation. The views expressed here are his and do not necessarily represent the views of ...
"Dispensaries need to be open and operating to see the effect,” the RAND Corporation's Rosalie Pacula, one of the study's authors, said at a recent conference sponsored by UC Irvine's new Center for the Study of Cannabis. “Market size matters.” Still, Pacula cautioned that changing state marijuana laws ...
"Every asshole on the face of the planet has complete and open and unrestricted access to our public social media data – everybody except the United States government." That's the verdict of senior information scientist at the RAND Corporation, Dr Rand Waltzman, speaking about the state of 'cognitive ...
Per capita health care spending in many industrialized nations is less than it is here in the United States, but in many cases, those countries have health care outcomes that are similar to ours. Contributing to this parity in quality but disparity in spending is the lack of approved biosimilar medications to ...
From November 2016 to October 2017, study authors Ashlesha Datar, Ph.D., Director of Program on Children and Families at USC's Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research, and Nancy Nicosia, Ph.D., senior economist at the RAND Corporation, gathered data from 1,519 military families — men, ...
The battle to publish the revelations led to a landmark Supreme Court judgment on the freedom of the press and forms the basis for Steven Spielberg's Oscar-nominated film The Post. The documents had been stolen and copied by Daniel Ellsberg, a disillusioned military analyst at the RAND Corporation, ...
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The chances of success of an attack by China's People's Liberation Army against Taiwan are rising fast, according to a report by United States think tank the RAND Corporation. Over the past few months, China has increased its military drills using jets and ships close to Taiwan, ...
Celeste Ward Gventer is an Associate Editor of the Texas National Security Review, a National Security Fellow at the Clements Center for National Security at the University of Texas, and an adjunct analyst for the RAND Corporation. She currently consults widely with governments in Europe and the Middle ...
Early start times that lead to lack of sleep are a dire public health issue, said Wendy Troxel, a senior behavioral and social scientist at the RAND corporation. She worked with economists on a report that found that if every U.S. high school began at 8:30 a.m., the U.S. economy could gain $8.6 billion in two ...
The report, Chinese Investment in U.S. Aviation, was compiled by researchers at Santa Monica, California-based Rand Corporation and was released to raise awareness of the issues and possible threats. It builds on previous Rand studies, such as Ready for Takeoff: China's Advancing Aerospace Industry ...
Optimists have long clung to the hope that what the RAND Corporation, in a newly published study, calls “truth decay” can be vanquished with clearer thinking. Without bad opinions, wrote John Stuart Mill in "On Liberty", people “lose, what is almost as great a benefit, the clearer perception and livelier ...
The Rand Corporation suggests a slightly different scenario than the scare tactics often employed by the government and media. No doubt, the United States' transportation and water infrastructure needs are "diverse, as are the reasons for maintenance backlogs and delays in rebuilding and modernization.
From 2006 through 2008, Mr. Bergstein worked as a consultant to a health economics group inside RAND Corporation, during which time he created derivatives to help mitigate risk within the broader healthcare markets. From 1998 through 2006, Mr. Bergstein was a private equity investor in the healthcare ...
The RAND Corporation has received a $3 million gift from health care executive Leonard D. Schaeffer to help endow RAND's employee recognition awards. The top award, given annually to two individuals or employee groups, will be renamed the Leonard Schaeffer Medals in recognition of the gift.
The Post is an exciting real story and because of the quality of the film. It is the story of the 'Pentagon Papers.' That was the trove of classified documents taken by security analyst Daniel Ellsberg from a safe at the RAND Corporation (a research organization that helps the government).
Editor's note: Daniel M. Gerstein works at the nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corporation and is an adjunct professor at American University. He was the undersecretary (acting) and deputy undersecretary in the Science and Technology Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security from 2011-2014 ...
This means no business by federal law can use a bank account to handle transactions dealing with cannabis, said Steven Davenport, a UCLA alumnus and a RAND Corporation researcher. This inherently makes it difficult for small dispensaries to compete because businesses must handle all transactions ...
The risks to military aircraft arise from information broadcast by the ADS-B being illicitly intercepted or the system's vulnerabilities being exploited by cyberattack. The GAO cites a 2015 assessment by the Rand Corporation that found “broadcasting of detailed and unencrypted position data for fighter aircraft, ...
A new report from the RAND Corporation, a nonprofit research organization, says the store in the former “food desert” has had a positive effect on residents' health as well as providing an economic boost to the community. “Food deserts” are communities — usually in low-income areas — lacking grocery ...
17, 2018 -- Ingersoll-Rand plc, a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, a leading manufacturer of technologically advanced ductless and variable refrigerant flow (VRF) heating and air conditioning systems, announced today that ...
Only 15 copies existed, locked away in the offices of the president, other top government officials, and at the RAND Corporation, a government-funded think tank that helped put it together. The exhaustive, 7,000-page study had been commissioned in 1967 by Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara as a ...
The defense department had conducted a thorough — and top secret – examination of the war, and kept it hidden. A young former Defense Department analyst who had once supported the war, but then had come to see through the layers of deception surrounding it, was working at the Rand Corporation.
... principal of Iberoamerican Consulting Corporation, a strategic advisory firm based in Washington. He served as a diplomat in the Middle East for 24 years and was U.S. ambassador to Bahrain from 2007 to 2011. Theodore Karasik is senior advisor to Gulf State Analytics and a former RAND Corporation ...
“Compared to many modern shoulder-launched weapons, the AT-4 is a relatively short-range, unguided weapon”, said senior policy researcher at the RAND corporation John Gordon. “It is much less capable than the Army's Javelin which can operate at much longer ranges. However, it is much cheaper ...
The RAND Corporation's much-awaited report assessing bid protests of Department of Defense (DOD) procurements is out. The report fulfills a Congressional mandate in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 2017 to analyze a variety of issues relating to protests of DOD acquisitions.
Last week, the RAND Corporation published a report entitled “Assessing Bid Protests of U.S. Department of Defense Procurements: Identifying Issues, Trends, And Drivers.” In it, RAND analyzed the prevalence and impact of bid protests of U.S. Department of Defense (“DoD”) acquisitions, and concluded ...
Marco Hafner is a Senior Economist at RAND Europe. Both were authors on the RAND Corporation 'After Brexit' study. Before the 2017 UK snap general election, we repeatedly heard from Theresa May that “no deal is better than a bad deal.” However, following the surprise election result and the Prime ...
The study, conducted by the RAND Corporation, was ordered as part of the 2017 Defense authorization bill as a compromise to senators who'd introduced legislation that would have restrained companies' ability to file protests. It found that while protests have been steadily increasing since 2008, the rate at ...
Start with the RAND Corporation, the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Aspen Institute. Once the paper and its readers begin to cure their myopia, this page could offer a healthier diet ideas by including releases from the Brookings Institute, Human Rights Watch, the Center for American ...
Alireza Nader, a senior international analyst and Iran researcher at the RAND Corporation in Washington, says people have also lost trust in Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. "The government is viewed as highly corrupt, increasing inequality is seen by the population as really a form of injustice," he said, ...
The report offered policy recommendations for improving the child welfare system, based on numerical modeling conducted by researchers at the RAND Corporation. RAND pulled the initial version of the report in June, after researchers — including Richard Barth, dean of the University of Maryland's ...
Despite outspending both Russia and China on national security, the US military may lose its next war due to a lack of adequate training and a failure to keep the pace with changes in modern technology, according to newly-released report from Rand Corporation. In an analysis published Sunday (10 ...


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