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
- CommentaryDec 10: Whither al Qaeda: A 'Tri-alogue' with Brian Michael Jenkins, Seth Jones, and Andrew Liepman, By Brian Michael Jenkins, Seth G. Jones, Andrew Liepman (The RAND Blog)
- CommentaryNov 15: One Year Later: Hurricane Sandy's Lessons in Resilience and Recovery, By Mahshid Abir (The RAND Blog)
- CommentaryNov 12: Responding in Typhoon Haiyan's Wake, By Jennifer D. P. Moroney, Stephanie Pezard (U.S. News & World Report)
- CommentaryNov 07: Want to Create Problems? Arm the TSA, By Brian Michael Jenkins (Los Angeles Times)
- CommentaryNov 02: Airport Violence-Not a New Phenomenon, By Brian Michael Jenkins (The RAND Blog)