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Announcement

  • The Alumni Impact Fund: Expanding the Reach of RAND Research

    Apr 24, 2014

    How do we turn more of the problems we face together into solutions we arrive at together? RAND's president, Michael Rich, believes the answer lies in ensuring that our insights become better known, better appreciated, and more widely used. This past December, he created the Alumni Impact Fund to give all alumni an opportunity to extend the reach and impact of RAND analysis on issues of critical importance. If we hit $100,000 by June 30, each and every alumni donor will get to vote on the research project(s) the impact fund will support. There’s never been a better reason to give!

From the RAA President

  • Issue 61 of Alumni Bulletin, Now Available Online

    On June 30, the campaign to raise $100,000 from RAND friends and family for our new Alumni Impact Fund will come to an end. We are close to our ambitious goal but need help getting across the finish line.

Alumni in the News

  • Michael Rich Delivers Eulogy for Willis Ware

    Mar 28, 2014

    "The field of computer science is relatively young, but it has seen its share of visionaries and trailblazers. Few, however, have pushed the frontiers of technology with as much persistence and longevity as Willis Howard Ware," noted RAND president Michael Rich at a memorial for Ware.

  • U.S. Air Force Academy Presents Natalie Crawford with Thomas D. White National Defense Award

    Nov 19, 2013

    RAND Senior Fellow Natalie Crawford received the U.S. Air Force Academy's 2012 Thomas D. White National Defense Award for her significant contributions to national security. Previous award winners include the Air Force's first chief of staff, General Carl Spaatz, and actor Bob Hope.

The Latest from the RAND Blog

  • TSA's Cellphone Rule Part of Deadly Race

    Jul 29, 2014

    While placing explosives inside a cellphone is plausible, it is almost impossible to do so with iPhones without rendering them non-functional, which is why the TSA is now checking cell phones are actually working.

  • Streamlining Congressional Oversight of DHS

    Jul 29, 2014

    At a time when terrorist threats abound both at home and abroad, the DHS and Congress should be working as one to bolster America's defenses. To do this Congress should simplify the way it oversees homeland security.

  • France Gets Tougher on Terrorism

    Jul 29, 2014

    The launch of Barkhane, a new military operation by France, signals a change. Rather than simply reacting to an emergency as it did in Mali, France is committing to a long-term counterterrorism campaign, a much greater and more public commitment. This is welcome news for the U.S.

  • RAND Helps to Develop From Coverage to Care, a New CMS Initiative

    Jul 29, 2014

    Health coverage is a means to an end: the aim is to help more Americans use their coverage to access routine primary care and preventive services. For many of the newly insured, however, the leap between obtaining insurance and establishing a regular source of care is substantial.