Systematic Method for Prioritizing Investments in Game-Changing Technologies: The Evaluation and Comparison Process Framework
This report summarizes a framework and process to characterize and compare potential game-changing technologies based on likely operational advantage, given specific technological capabilities, challenges of implementation and cost.
Jul 18, 2022
RAND researchers explored the capabilities and limitations of future artificial intelligence and machine learning weapon systems in two wargame experiments that brought together operators and engineers.
Dec 29, 2020
Acquisition and Use of MANPADS Against Commercial Aviation: Risks, Proliferation, Mitigation, and Cost of an Attack
This report provides a summary of the risks, proliferation, costs of man-portable air defense system attacks against commercial aviation targets. It also presents mitigation options against such an attack.
Dec 30, 2019
This report documents RAND's efforts to develop a long-term remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) career field planning model that addresses force health; it explains the model's main features, content, and data inputs and describes key technical aspects.
Jan 23, 2018
Stress and Dissatisfaction in the Air Force's Remotely Piloted Aircraft Community: Focus Group Findings
This report examines stress and dissatisfaction in the U.S. Air Force's remotely piloted aircraft community, as well as ways to mitigate stress and dissatisfaction.
Apr 27, 2017
This report analyzes several missions assigned to the A-10C aircraft and the needs this mission set could generate over the next five years. It also assesses existing and planned forces' effectiveness and capability gaps in performing those missions.
Mar 2, 2017
Summarizes a classified five-volume report on the planning and execution of operations in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM through June 2004. Recommends changes to Army plans, operational concepts, doctrine, and Title 10 functions.
Jan 4, 2016
Presents a framework for force planning that would help guide Air Force leaders as they make the difficult decisions necessary to manage risk across multiple possible missions and between current and future priorities.
May 13, 2009
Mapping the Risks: Assessing the Homeland Security Implications of Publicly Available Geospatial Information
Assesses the homeland security implications of publicly available geospatial data and information.
May 2, 2004
In the wake of the September 11 attacks, some U.S. federal agencies curtailed public access to various sources of geospatial information. While recognizing many public and private benefits of such information, officials were concerned that terrorists...