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Announcement

From the RAA President

  • Issue 60 of Alumni Bulletin, Now Available Online

    Although most of us would at this point find it hard to imagine a world without the Internet, many of our charter members remember RAND’s very first web pages in 1994. If you haven’t already done so, I hope you’ll all visit the new RAND.org that launched earlier this month.

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.

  • Willis Ware, Computer Pioneer, Helped Build Early Machines and Warned About Security Privacy

    Nov 27, 2013

    Willis Ware, a RAND Corporation engineer who in the 1960s predicted the ubiquity of the personal computer, the ways it would propel people into lives of perpetual change, and the perils it would pose for personal privacy, has died. He was 93.

The Latest from the RAND Blog

  • Improving DHS Accountability for Acquisitions

    Apr 22, 2014

    As the House of Representatives considers legislation that would reform the Department of Homeland Security's acquisitions process, an important issues come to the forefront—the need for accountability in the acquisitions process.

  • A Liberated Yuan Is Likely to Fall

    Apr 22, 2014

    Some critics claim that the People's Bank of China is contriving to weaken the yuan's value to promote Chinese exports and stimulate the country's lagging growth. But the yuan's true value may be lower than some popular estimates, says Charles Wolf, Jr.

  • Tracking the ACA with the RAND Health Reform Opinion Study

    Apr 22, 2014

    The HROS uses panel data to track changes in public opinion regarding the Affordable Care Act and insurance coverage. By surveying the same respondents each month, the HROS observes not only aggregate changes, but also individual changes in opinion or insurance coverage over time.

  • Health Care Innovation: The Challenge Ahead

    Apr 22, 2014

    Substantial progress could be made toward the goals of reducing spending and increasing value by altering the financial incentives faced by inventors, investors, payers, providers, and patients.