The new administration has options to deal with the detention facility established 15 years ago at Guantánamo Bay. It could maintain the status quo, make improvements to speed the trials, close the facility and relocate the remaining inmates, or accept new detainees.
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Assessing and Evaluating Department of Defense Efforts to Inform, Influence, and Persuade: Worked Example2017
Assessing inform, influence, and persuade efforts has remained a challenge for the U.S. Department of Defense. This report presents a realistic but fictional scenario as context for how assessment planning should work in practice. In the process, it demonstrates core principles of effective assessment and best practices for developing assessments that can accurately measure progress toward campaign objectives and support decisionmaking.
Testimony presented before the House Armed Services Committee on March 22, 2017.
RAND researchers conducted a systematic review that synthesized evidence from randomized controlled trials of needle acupuncture — used adjunctively or as monotherapy — to provide estimates of its efficacy and safety for treating adults diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder.
Evaluating efforts to prevent violent extremism can be challenging. The RAND Program Evaluation Toolkit for Countering Violent Extremism uses checklists, worksheets, and templates to help program staff design an evaluation that is appropriate for their program type, resources, and expertise and offers guidance on analyzing the resulting data to inform improvements.
Development and Pilot Test of the RAND Program Evaluation Toolkit for Countering Violent Extremism2017
The RAND Program Evaluation Toolkit for Countering Violent Extremism uses checklists, worksheets, and templates to help program staff design an evaluation that is appropriate for their program type, resources, and expertise and offers guidance on analyzing the resulting data to inform improvements. This report is a companion to the toolkit and provides background on its development and testing.
Officer special and incentive (S&I) pays are used to create incentives for officer retention to meet manning requirements. This report describes a methodology, based on RAND's dynamic retention model, for assessing how alternative S&I pay adjustments affect the retention of mental health care officers.