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Upcoming Events

David Ochmanek

Testimony – The Role of Maritime and Air Power in DoD's Third Offset Strategy
December 2, 2014
On December 2, David Ochmanek, senior international/defense research analyst at the RAND Corporation, will testify before the Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, Armed Services Committee, at 3:30 p.m. ET / Room 2118 Rayburn House Office Building.

Rajeev Ramchand

Testimony – VA’s Caregiver Program: Assessing Current Prospects and Future Possibilities
December 3, 2014
On December 3, Rajeev Ramchand, senior behavioral and social scientist at the RAND Corporation, will testify before the Subcommittee on Health, House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, at 10:00 a.m. ET / Room 334 Cannon House Office Building.

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New from Congressional Relations

  • RAND Analysis to Save the Government Money

    Nov 13, 2014

    RAND uses analytical approaches to help the Department of Defense solve challenging problems, and these solutions have also often saved the government money. Last month RAND released a selection of projects that illustrate several ways in which particular analyses helped save the government money over the last five years.

  • Countering ISIL's Financing

    Nov 13, 2014

    Stolen oil, extortion revenue, and access to international financial systems have enabled ISIL to build wealth. Helping Iraq and regional partners target financial facilitators and local revenue sources can reverse ISIL funding.

  • Can the Civilian Mental Health Workforce Meet the Needs of the Veteran Population?

    Nov 12, 2014

    The current state of readiness among civilian behavioral health providers to deliver care to veterans and their families has gaps in several areas. Improvements in workforce assessments, training, and facilitation will help to ensure that high quality care is delivered.

  • RAND Study: Veteran Employment Valued, But Challenges Still Need to be Addressed

    Nov 10, 2014

    Businesses report that U.S. military veterans make excellent employees, but companies still experience challenges locating and hiring them according to a new RAND Corporation report

  • California to Vote on Proposition 46

    Nov 3, 2014

    The approval of Proposition 46 is a contentious issue for voters in California. If passed, this initiative enacts important changes to the calculation of medical malpractice lawsuit payments, among other medical liability modifications.

  • Affordable Care Act: Subsidies Elimination or Individual Mandate Would Lower Enrollment and Hike Premiums

    Oct 30, 2014

    As the Affordable Care Act's second open enrollment period approaches, efforts to improve enrollment are under scrutiny. But, issues could impact major provisions of the law, including a legal challenge to tax credits in states with federally run exchanges.