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  • An Agenda to Advance Integrative Resilience Research and Practice: Key Themes From a Resilience RoundtableFebruary 6, 2017

    To advance the science of resilience — how individuals and communities adapt to stress, from interpersonal difficulties to environmental hazards and societal forces — researchers and practitioners from different fields must work together. This report presents recommendations for an integrated agenda for promoting transdisciplinary resilience research, drawing on proceedings from a 2016 Resilience Roundtable and a supplementary literature review.

  • Future-Proofing Justice: Building a Research Agenda to Address the Effects of Technological Change on the Protection of Constitutional RightsJanuary 10, 2017

    The expansion of technological capability has changed the types of data routinely collected about citizens, which has potential utility in criminal justice proceedings. But these capabilities also have the potential to infringe on individuals' constitutional rights, especially to due process. In this report, RAND researchers, with the help of an advisory panel, craft a research agenda to help prepare the U.S. legal system to address these issues.

  • Urban Responses to Climate Change: Framework for Decisionmaking and Supporting IndicatorsDecember 7, 2016

    This report presents a decisionmaking framework and supporting indicators to guide urban responses to climate change based on principles of risk governance, along with considerations of institutional arrangements and their economic and social context. The framework emphasizes identification of indicators of capacities and processes to implement, adapt, and transform policies, institutions, financing, and other actions to affect change.

  • A Framework for Exploring Cybersecurity Policy OptionsNovember 23, 2016

    RAND conducted two cybersecurity-focused discovery games in Washington, D.C., and California's Silicon Valley that aimed to capture the widest possible range of perspectives. The goals were to explore opportunities for improving cybersecurity, assess the implications of possible solutions, and develop an initial framework to support debate and inform decisions regarding cybersecurity policies and practices.

  • U.S. Consumer Preferences for Telephone and Internet Services: Evidence from the RAND American Life PanelNovember 17, 2016

    This report analyzes data from a survey of U.S. consumer preferences related to fixed telephone (landline), mobile telephone, fixed Internet, and mobile Internet services. It provides population-level estimates of participation in free and reduced-price telephone programs provided by the government, the bundles of services found in U.S. households, and the relative importance of each service in the lives of the respondents.