Defense Resource Planning Under Uncertainty: An Application of Robust Decision Making to Munitions Mix Planning
Defense planning faces significant uncertainties. This report applies robust decision making (RDM) to the munitions mix challenge, to demonstrate how RDM could help defense planners make plans more robust to a wide range of hard-to-predict futures.
Feb 1, 2016
Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) seeks to support the mental, physical, and economic well-being of service members and veterans injured during their service. This report documents an analysis of 2014 survey data in terms of how WWP is meeting that goal.
Oct 5, 2015
The authors use the Wounded Warrior Project's 2013 survey of its members to understand the physical, mental, and economic challenges that they face.
May 21, 2014
Strengthening Coastal Planning: How Coastal Regions Could Benefit from Louisiana's Planning and Analysis Framework
Report describes RAND contributions to Louisiana's Coastal Master Plan for policymakers in other coastal regions. It highlights the value of a solid technical foundation to support decisionmaking on strategies to protect and restore coastal regions.
Feb 19, 2014
First Steps Toward Improving DoD STEM Workforce Diversity: Response to the 2012 Department of Defense STEM Diversity Summit
Discusses current Department of Defense programs and initiatives to improve diversity within the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce and offers recommendations for future efforts.
Nov 11, 2013
The U.S. Navy requires an agile, adaptable acquisition process that can field new IT capabilities and services quickly. A RAND study sought to identify ways to accommodate the unique acquisition demands of information technology and cyber programs.
Dec 21, 2012
Discusses three lessons from the Military Leadership Diversity Commission that can inform police departments on issues related to workforce diversity. Gives specific suggestions on how to apply these lessons in the context of law enforcement.
Dec 10, 2012
Coal Mine Drainage for Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Extraction: Proceedings and Recommendations from a Roundtable on Feasibility and Challenges
These proceedings recount discussions held during a December 14, 2011, roundtable conference on the feasibility and potential benefits of using coal mine water in hydraulic fracturing operations in the Marcellus Shale formation.
Apr 16, 2012
This report reviews how standardized tests are used as part of a broader selection system for each of the services at different points in an officer's career and discusses key issues that should be considered when using such tests.
Mar 8, 2012
Finding Services for an Open Architecture: A Review of Existing Applications and Programs in PEO C4I
Investigates the potential software services within the U.S. Navy's Program Executive Office, Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence that could be used as part of a service-oriented architecture.
Jul 19, 2011
Third-Party Litigation Funding and Claim Transfer: Trends and Implications for the Civil Justice System
In July 2009, the UCLA-RAND Center for Law and Public Policy convened a conference to assess the regulatory implications, effect on dispute resolution, and trends in the development of third-party litigation funding.
Mar 16, 2010