RAND Corporation


Greater interagency cooperation needed to thwart transnational organized crime



Greater interagency cooperation needed to thwart transnational organized crime
RAND Corporation recently published a report on countering the expansion of transnational criminal networks (TCNs) involved in trafficking drugs, persons, weapons, and other illicit goods. These networks pose a serious threat to U.S. national security and security interests in the Western Hemisphere, especially those that with ties to terrorist groups.… Read More

RAND suggests Army cyber strategy



RAND suggests Army cyber strategy
Earlier this year, the RAND Corporation published a report suggesting a new cyber strategy for the U.S. Army. Tactical Cyber proposes a strategy for tactical Army cyber operations and describes how the Army should use available resources to achieve mission objectives. RAND’s report documents research conducted as part of the… Read More

More from RAND on climate change, international security



More from RAND on climate change, international security
In late December 2016, RAND Corporation published a dissertation on climate change and international security. The dissertation offers a prospective analysis of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the anticipated security consequences of climate change. According to the author, the effects of climate-driven environmental change is expected to threaten… Read More

Reports examine DoD civilian deployment



Reports examine DoD civilian deployment
On June 9, RAND Corporation released two reports examining the deployment of Department of Defense (DoD) civilians. The full case study is included in Expeditionary Civilians: Creating a Viable Practice of Department of Defense Civilian Deployment, and while a shorter report, Expeditionary Civilians: Creating a Viable Practice of Civilian Deployment… Read More

Report assesses business and stability operations task force



Report assesses business and stability operations task force
RAND Corporation recently published a report assessing the Task Force for Business and Stability Operations in Afghanistan. The task force was a multi-year endeavor for the U.S. Department of Defense, and sought to use private-sector strategies to create sustainable economies in Iraq and Afghanistan. Task force operations began in Iraq… Read More

Report outlines lessons learned establishing interagency task force



Report outlines lessons learned establishing interagency task force

Earlier in February, the RAND Corporation released a report documenting lessons learned while establishing the Guatemalan Interagency Task Force Tecún Umán. The IATF was established for the interdiction of drug flow across the Mexican border...

RAND reports on DoD disaster relief efforts



RAND reports on DoD disaster relief efforts

Earlier this year the RAND Corporation published a report examining Department of Defense humanitarian assistance/disaster response operations in four major international disasters occurring between 2008 and 2011. The report underlines the key lessons learned from DoD’s role...