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JAN 29, 2015

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Man or Machine: Getting the Safer Option Behind the Wheel

When should driverless cars hit the road? When they're safer than the average driver, says RAND's Nidhi Kalra. While driverless cars may never be perfect, they won't commit humans' routine mistakes and miscalculations. They won't be drunk, tired, or distracted. But there's still a ways to go before driverless cars are a safer alternative. Read more »

Muslims in Paris hold a banner reading 'Do not touch my prophet, anything but the Messenger of Allah,' January 18, 2015

Muslims in Paris hold a banner reading 'Do not touch my prophet, anything but the Messenger of Allah,' January 18, 2015. Photo by Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

Eight Lessons from the Paris Attacks

Three weeks after shooters descended on the Paris office of Charlie Hebdo, what lessons can be learned? Many, says RAND's Brian Michael Jenkins: Terrorism has numerous audiences; the West participates in the creation of terror; and while Europe faces a more serious problem, a similar attack could happen on American soil. Read more »

Service members working in the Global Strategic Warning and Space Surveillance System Center

Service members in the Global Strategic Warning and Space Surveillance System Center. Photo by A1C Krystal Ardrey/U.S. Air Force

In Cyberspace, Who Protects What?

Recent U.S. cybersecurity proposals are like a neighborhood watch, says RAND's Isaac Porche: useful but inadequate to address the growing threat of attacks. Reorganizing resources and responsibilities could help the U.S. keep pace, particularly the creation of a new, agile authority that can respond to or prevent malicious hackers. Read more »

Women meet with Lockheed Martin reps at the Military Spouse Career Forum and Fair, April 2014

Women meet with Lockheed Martin reps at the Military Spouse Career Forum and Fair, April 2014. Photo by Stefanie Gardin/U.S. Army

Advancing Military Spouses' Careers

Military spouses face challenges that can make it difficult to maintain and develop careers. Programs like the MyCAA scholarship exist to address this issue but, according to a new RAND report, many eligible spouses face barriers to participation. And among all spouses eligible for MyCAA, cost was cited as a key reason for not pursuing higher education. Read more »

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Recommendations to Make Testing Work

Will Congress reauthorize No Child Left Behind? Federal requirements for testing are at the center of the debate. Research suggests that testing adopted in response to NCLB has produced both positive and negative outcomes. But four recommendations from RAND experts can help maximize the likelihood of positive outcomes. Read more »

Doctors looking up patient information on a tablet

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Health Information Exchanges: A Worthwhile Investment?

To address the fragmentation of the U.S. health care system, the federal government has invested nearly $600 million in health information exchanges, organizations that facilitate the sharing of patient information. Has the investment paid off? Without evaluation of HIEs, that's a difficult question to answer. Read more »

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