A RAND study addressed issues of public perceptions and trust in the Israel Police, and benchmarked Israel’s law enforcement agencies against other police organizations. This year, recommendations from the report have been adopted by the Israel Police, including the launch of a pilot program for the use of body worn cameras. NSRD director and RAND Vice President Jack Riley, and Senior Economist Steven Popper are among the study’s lead authors.
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Testimony presented before the House Armed Services Committee on September 21, 2016.
Organising for Peace Operations: Lessons Learned from Bougainville, East Timor, and the Solomon Islands2016
This report examines the governmental organizational structures used in three Australian-led interventions in the late 1990s and early 2000s in Bougainville, East Timor, and the Solomon Islands. Whole-of-government efforts requiring coordination across many parts of the Australian Government characterized each of these unique operations, in which different organisational approaches were used to manage the participation of various agencies.
Applying Best Practices to Military Commercial-Derivative Aircraft Engine Sustainment: Assessment of Using Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) Parts and Designated Engineering Representative (DER) Repairs2016
This report assesses the feasibility and extent to which the Department of Defense might decrease the operating and support costs of its military commercial-derivative engines without a loss of safety or reliability through greater use of Federal Aviation Administration–approved parts and repairs provided by companies other than the original equipment manufacturer.
Assessment of the Consolidation of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP)2016
RAND conducted an analysis of the effectiveness and efficiency of Australia's newly integrated Department of Immigration and Border Protection. The integration reflects an important inflection point in the history of customs, immigration, and border-management activities within the government of Australia.
This report examines alternative policies and practices to better align post–promotion board reporting with the objectives of promoting officers who have served on the Joint Staff and OSD staff at at least the same rate as those with service headquarters staff experience and of promoting joint-qualified officers and Acquisition Corps members at at least the same rate as line or equivalent officers in their services.
The Department of Defense Education Activity currently operates or contracts with local educational agencies to operate schools on 15 continental U.S. installations. This report evaluates the options for educating military-connected children on these installations in terms of expected school quality, costs, and implementation considerations and specifies the construction and implementation implications for each feasible option.