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New Orleans should craft a comprehensive economic redevelopment plan that combines public- and private-sector funding with a centralized structure. Total operating costs could run between $2 million and $3 million per year.
Since September 11, 2001, organized groups of families and friends have emerged to become a powerful voice in U.S. counterterrorist policy and legislation. These groups have been successful in establishing the 9/11 Commission and implementing its most important recommendations.
Pedestrian stops made by New York police officers during 2006 reveal that minorities were frisked more often than whites in Staten Island, and by a small number of individual officers, but stops in most areas of the city show smaller differences.
The Department of Homeland Security is moving increasingly towards a process designed to manage the greatest risks instead of attempting to protect everything. A probabilistic terrorism model can be used to assist intelligence analysis by assessing risk across cities and within specific cities.
The nation may be able to reduce losses from disasters such as wildfires and floods if more research focused on how to protect people, buildings and infrastructure.
While many of us think of human trafficking—both sex and labor trafficking—as occurring mostly in foreign countries, it is a growing national concern, and one that often hits home in local communities.
Taxpayers save money and businesses are better protected with the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) in place than if the act is allowed to expire. TRIA allows the insurance industry to play a larger role in compensating losses caused by smaller terrorist attacks by transferring some of the risk for the largest attack to the government.
The most effective U.S. counterinsurgency action would be to anticipate the possibility of insurgencies developing; it could then provide training and advisory programs and inhibit outsides support.
While construction permits have been issued for approximately 60 percent of the housing damaged by Hurricane Katrina, repair and replacement of multi-unit housing significantly lags behind repair and replacement of single-family homes in three coastal counties in Mississippi heavily damaged by the hurricane.
Testimony presented before the House Education and Labor Committee on September 12, 2007.
Assess current U.S. policy regarding the International Criminal Court and discusses the effectiveness of other, perhaps more robust, policies.
Success of intervention programs for probationers and participating youths is measured by the following outcomes: successful completion of probation, restitution, and community service; arrests; probation violations; and incarcerations.
Drivers 65 and older are just one-third as likely as drivers 15 to 24 to cause auto accidents, and not much more likely than drivers 25 to 64 to cause accidents.
Summarizes the 2005 hurricane season's impact on the market for commercial property insurance in the Gulf States, proposes goals and challenges for a wind risk insurance system, and identifies where further research is needed.
As the U.S. population ages, so will the population of licensed drivers. This report investigates how this aging will likely affect traffic safety.
The U.S. Army should change the way it plans for domestic emergencies to better support state and local first responders.
An examination of options for strengthening the institutions of a potential future independent Palestinian state.
A summary of two RAND studies on options for facilitating successful Palestinian development.
Explores the potential for and limitations to information warfare, including its use in weapons systems and in command-and-control operations as well as in the generation of ''noise'' and how far ''friendly conquest'' in cyberspace extends.
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) provides the majority of flood insurance on U.S. residential properties. This report provides information about the size of the private flood insurance market and compares private with NFIP policies.