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JIE in the News

A selection of news reporting and commentary about RAND research on justice, infrastructure, and the environment.

Recent News & Events

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    What Role Does the Private Sector Have in Supporting Disaster Recovery?

    May 18, 2016

    The changing scope and scale of disasters have altered the ways in which disaster management and financing are addressed. Businesses and nonprofit organizations are increasingly central to the process, offering critical support in immediate disaster response but also contributing necessary redevelopment funding that supports community recovery.

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    Why It's Nearly Impossible to Prove Self-Driving Cars' Safety Without a New Approach

    May 12, 2016

    There are arguments to be made for permitting driverless cars in some capacity even if they are not quite as safe as human drivers, because doing so may enable developers to improve them faster, and thus save more lives overall.

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    Developing Long-Term Socioeconomic Strategy in Israel

    Apr 25, 2016

    Israel faces economic and social challenges. The government has not developed and implemented strategic responses to socioeconomic problems that demand longer-term policy action. How can it form and implement a socioeconomic strategy and take a long-term view of these issues?

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    ENGAGED Toolkit: Improving the Role of NGOs in Disaster Response and Recovery

    Apr 18, 2016

    The ENGAGED toolkit assists public health and emergency planners and NGO stakeholders, including voluntary associations, philanthropic organizations, advocacy groups, community groups, and businesses, in determining capacity and capability for disaster response and recovery.

  • Report

    Few Consumers Penalize Hacked Companies for Data Breaches

    Apr 14, 2016

    About a quarter of American adults surveyed reported that they received a data breach notification in the past year, but 77 percent of them were highly satisfied with the company's post-breach response. Only 11 percent of respondents stopped dealing with the company afterwards.

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    Test-Driving Alone Cannot Demonstrate the Safety of Autonomous Vehicles

    Apr 12, 2016

    In order to advance autonomous vehicles into daily use, alternative testing methods must be developed to supplement on-the-road testing. Alternative methods might include accelerated testing, virtual testing and simulators, mathematical modeling, scenario testing, and pilot studies.

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    Emerging Challenges for the Cloud Computing Industry

    Apr 7, 2016

    While more restrictions and greater data localization are likely to characterize the internet of the future, new business opportunities will emerge for providers of cloud computing technology and services who succeed in developing products that satisfy differential regulation and consumer preferences.

  • Commentary

    The Police Could Be Controlling Your Self-Driving Car

    Apr 4, 2016

    As self-driving cars become widespread, one of the biggest issues will be the rules under which public infrastructures and public safety officers may be empowered to override how autonomous vehicles are controlled.