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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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    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.

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    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.

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    How the 'Wonks' of Public Policy and the 'Geeks' of Tech Can Get Together

    Mar 18, 2016

    Conventional wisdom says that technology innovates and disrupts, while public policy regulates and controls. What might a better integration of the commercial tech sector with the policy community look like?

  • Commentary

    Community Resilience Is Key in the Aftermath of Flint's Lead Water Crisis

    Mar 9, 2016

    For Flint to recover from this latest disaster, it will be critical for the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to invest in and implement strategies to build on existing community resilience and strengthen Flint's ability to bounce back.