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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The federal government and the private sector have invested in a range of initiatives to support veterans as they transition to the civilian workforce. However, the impact of these efforts is unclear. RAND hosted two workshops to recommend improvements to veteran employment opportunities and identify research gaps.
Navy Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution: A Reference Guide for Senior Leaders, Managers, and Action Officers2016
This tool serves as a reference guide that documents key but enduring aspects of how the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations implements the Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution process so that action officers, as well as flag officers and senior executives, can successfully navigate and effectively contribute to the process. This guide emphasizes the planning and programming phases of the process.
The report provides a quantitative analysis of the differences in the career progression of officers based on gender, as well as the factors that explain these differences. Gender differences in career progression can be partly explained by differences in job-related and individual characteristics, such as occupation and marital status, and partly by differences in the association between these characteristics and career progression.
This report examines the ongoing debate about the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on Arabic Twitter to better understand the Twitter networks of ISIS supporters and opponents, using a mixed-methods analytic approach to identify and characterize in detail both support and opposition networks. The authors draw on community detection algorithms, lexical analysis to identify key themes and content, and social network analysis.
This report is an audit of the then-current Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) mathematics program, which was built around the 2009 standards. This report was done in preparation for the transition to the Common Core State Standards, which began in 2014–2015. The report finds variation in how current DoDEA mathematics program reflect best practices. DoDEA has challenges to overcome in implementing CCRS mathematics standards.
In a multimethod analysis, RAND researchers assess whether the military should continue using its 40-year pay table, implemented in 2007, to retain the most-experienced officers, warrant officers, and enlisted personnel, as well as more-junior personnel aspiring to higher ranks. Alternatively, could such retention be equally achieved by reverting to a 30-year pay table, and how much special and incentive pay would be required?