Welcome to the Homeland Security and Defense Center
The Homeland Security and Defense Center conducts analysis to prepare and protect communities and critical infrastructure from natural disasters and terrorism. Center projects examine a wide range of risk management problems including coastal and border security, emergency preparedness and response, defense support to civil authorities, transportation security, domestic intelligence programs, technology acquisition, and related topics.
Center clients include the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, the Department of Justice, and other organizations charged with security and disaster preparedness, response and recovery.
The Homeland Security and Defense Center is a joint center of the RAND National Security Research Division and RAND Justice, Infrastructure, and Environment.
Recent Publications and Blog Posts
- CommentaryFeb 24: What Might Terrorists Do Next?, By Brian Michael Jenkins (Insurance Journal)
- CommentaryFeb 06: Fight Today's Terrorist Threat, Not Yesterday's, By Brian Michael Jenkins, Andrew Liepman, Henry H. Willis (U.S. News & World Report)
- CommentaryFeb 05: The Secretive Battle for Sochi, By Brian Michael Jenkins (CNN)
- CommentaryJan 31: The Real Homeland Security Issues for 2014, By Brian Michael Jenkins (Slate)
- CommentaryJan 31: Sochi and Singletons, By Mark Sparkman (The RAND Blog)