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  • Wages, Employment, and STEM Education in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia: Report No. 2 (2017)March 22, 2017

    This second of five annual reports focuses on employment and wages in energy and advanced manufacturing–related industries and on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in the Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia region. These reports will capture trends about which localities might have greater demand for educating or employing local talent in STEM careers and guide investments and collaborative work.

  • Improving Outcomes for Children Exposed to Violence: Safe Start Promising ApproachesMarch 14, 2017

    To evaluate Safe Start interventions' effectiveness in reducing violence's harmful effects, RAND Corporation researchers partnered with community-based sites to develop rigorous controlled evaluation designs and analyze data on child and family outcomes. This report presents findings and perspectives from this evaluation.

  • Evaluation of the Jinan City Water Ecological Development Implementation Plan and Recommendations for ImprovementMarch 9, 2017

    RAND evaluated potential effects of uncertain projections of demand and climate change on the ability of the Jinan Municipal Water Resources Bureau to meet its long-term water resources goals. This document describes RAND's approach and results, including development of a mathematical simulation model of the Jinan water supply system and analysis of the system's performance if new strategies and investments were to be implemented.

  • Zero Days, Thousands of Nights: The Life and Times of Zero-Day Vulnerabilities and Their ExploitsMarch 9, 2017

    Zero-day vulnerabilities — software vulnerabilities for which no patch or fix has been publicly released — and their exploits are useful in cyber operations, as well as in defensive and academic settings. This report provides findings from real-world zero-day vulnerability and exploit data that can inform ongoing policy debates regarding stockpiling (i.e., keeping zero-day vulnerabilities private) versus disclosing them to the public.

  • 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.