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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 ...
The study by the authoritative Rand Corporation, one of the largest to look at the effect of various forms of Brexit on the European, British and American economies, finds that the UK will be better off under a "no-Brexit" outcome. This scenario includes the softest Brexit option of remaining in the single market ...
Leaving the EU without a deal could cost the UK economy $140 billion 10 years after Brexit, according to a new report by the Rand Corporation. The best case scenario would be a trilateral UK-EU-UK deal, the report said, which could be better for the UK economy than continued EU membership.
The Rand Corporation sees the potential weakness in the US Department of Defense's controversial focus on the Two Regional wars standard. This currently enabled military doctrine implies the US capability to wage two minor wars simultaneously. "Assessments in this report will show that US forces ...
Last week, the global policy nonprofit Rand Corporation released a 300-page report -- it's a book -- entitled "Truth Decay: An Initial Exploration of the Diminishing Role of Facts and Analysis in American public Life." The report defines "truth decay" as a set of four related trends (of which fake news is only a ...
In this photo taken Jan. 10, 2018, from right at center, researchers Katie Whipkey, Ryan Brown and Rob Lempert gather comments at the Sitka Sound science Center in Sitka, Alaska. While researching landslide preparedness in Sitka, Rand Corporation investigators have found a shared concern among ...
Leaked to The New York Times and Washington Post in 1971 after being smuggled out of the offices of government contractor the Rand Corporation bit by bit by proto-Snowden Daniel Ellsberg, the exhaustive, highly classified report on U.S. involvement in Vietnam between 1945 and 1967 turned out to be ...
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.
Policymakers could improve outcomes for children and youth in foster care and save money at the same time by both increasing and improving child maltreatment prevention programs and kinship care, according to a new report from the Rand Corporation released last month. To generate the data shared ...
As we reported on January 3, 2018, the Rand Corporation submitted to Congress a detailed report in late December summarizing extensive research on the impacts of the federal bid protest system on Department of Defense (DoD) contracting. the rand report, "Assessing Bid protests of U.S. Department ...
The Rand Corporation has submitted to Congress a detailed report summarizing extensive research on the impacts of the federal bid protest system on Department of Defense (DoD) contracting. the rand report, Assessing Bid protests of U.S. Department of Defense Procurements: Identifying Issues, ...
Joining us from Washington, D.C., is the former U.S. ambassador to Kazakhstan, William Courtney, who is now an adjunct senior fellow at the Rand Corporation. His comments about the possibility of China inadvertently playing a role in Caspian politics are well worth hearing. I've read a thing or two about ...
The Rand Corporation sees the potential weakness in the US Department of Defense's controversial focus on the Two Regional wars standard. This currently enabled military doctrine implies the US capability to wage two minor wars simultaneously. "Assessments in this report will show that US forces ...
... $1 invested in a housing a support program, the Los Angeles County government saved $1.20 in healthcare and other social service costs, according to a new report from Rand Corporation. ... In 2014, Los Angeles County commissioned RAND to evaluate the program's permanent supportive housing.
The guy with the frizz is Daniel Ellsberg (Matthew Rhys), who is employed by the Rand Corporation and embedded with U.S. troops. On the plane back to America, he is summoned by the Secretary of Defense, Robert McNamara (Bruce Greenwood), and asked, straight out, for his opinion on the war: "Are things better or ...
This partial portrait of "jidahism" in the U.S. springs from my just-published research for the Rand Corporation. The report examines the backgrounds of the 178 people who have participated in the 20 domestic jihadist attacks or who were arrested for participating in one of the 86 plots aimed at carrying out ...
Add to that estimates by the Rand Corporation that a conventional war alone could cost South Korea upwards of 60 percent to 70 percent of its annual gross domestic product, or nearly another trillion dollars. Finally, America's prized position in the region would be thrown into disarray, with big outstanding ...
In a recent editorial in Le Monde, French journalist Christophe Ayad draws disturbing parallels between the French military operations in Mali -- which will reach their five-year mark in January -- and America's involvement in Afghanistan. At first glance the comparison is compelling, and in some important ...
Dr. Pincus also serves as a senior scientist at the Rand Corporation. Previously, he was director of the rand-University of Pittsburgh Health Institute and executive vice chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the national director of the Health and Aging Policy ...
From 1948 to 1958, Rand Corporation, the nonprofit research institute created by the U.S. Air Force, hired scores of exceptional young thinkers who would later go on to win Nobel prizes and other top accolades, launch new fields of study, help run the Pentagon, and start important think tanks of their own. Yet despite this ...
Ellsberg is a former Rand Corporation consultant who witnessed first-hand the tensions of the Cuban Missile Crisis and other nuclear crises of the Eisenhower and Kennedy years, including Korea, Berlin, Quemoy, Lebanon and Suez. In 1971, Ellsberg became famous as the whistleblower revealing the ...
women are also less likely to enter STEM occupations after earning a STEM degree as are blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans, according to the report, which was prepared by the Rand Corporation and commissioned by the American petroleum Institute, a trade association with over 625 members in ...


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