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
- CommentaryMay 14: Learning the Wrong Lessons from Israel's Intervention in Syria, By Dalia Dassa Kaye (Reuters)
- CommentaryMay 14: Drones Are Useful, but Not the Solution or the Problem, By Harold Brown (The Hill's Congress Blog)
- CommentaryMay 13: Crowd-sourcing Our Security, By Brian Michael Jenkins (RAND.org and GlobalSecurity.org)
- CommentaryApr 24: Lessons from Boston, By Arthur L. Kellermann, Kobi Peleg (New England Journal of Medicine)
- CommentaryApr 22: Reacting to Boston, By Henry H. Willis (U.S. News & World Report)