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    Visions of Law Enforcement Technology in the Period 2024-2034: Report of the Law Enforcement Futuring WorkshopMarch 16, 2015

    This report presents the result of the July 2014 Law Enforcement Futuring Workshop, in which a diverse group of law enforcement practitioners explored future visions of law enforcement and identified and prioritized needs in technology, policy, and practice based on those visions.

  • Developing Robust Strategies for Climate Change and Other Risks: A Water Utility Framework

    Developing Robust Strategies for Climate Change and Other Risks: A Water Utility FrameworkJanuary 28, 2015

    RAND researchers and collaborators present a comprehensive approach for water utilities to assess climate risks to their systems and evaluate adaptation strategies. The approach, based on Robust Decision Making, is demonstrated through pilot studies with two water utilities: Colorado Springs Utilities and New York City Department of Environmental Protection.

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    Home Health Care for California's Injured Workers: Options for Implementing a Fee ScheduleJanuary 27, 2015

    The California Department of Industrial Relations/Division of Worker's Compensation asked RAND to help develop a fee schedule for home health services provided to injured workers. After consulting stakeholders, reviewing other payers' fee schedules, and interviewing WC administrators from other states, the researchers focused on options to create a single fee schedule covering the full range of services and made three sets of recommendations.

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    Recommendations for Improving the Recruiting and Hiring of Los Angeles FirefightersJanuary 22, 2015

    Reviews the Los Angeles Fire Department's hiring practices as of June 2014 and outlines a recommended new firefighter hiring process that is intended to increase efficiency of the hiring process, bolster the evidence supporting the validity of it, and make it more transparent and inclusive.

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    High-Priority Information Technology Needs for Law EnforcementJanuary 19, 2015

    This study reports on strategic planning activities supporting the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) in the area of information technology, collecting and analyzing data on law enforcement needs and identifying potential solutions through technology assessment studies, extensive outreach and liaison activities, and subject matter expert panels.