Michael D. Rich

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President and Chief Executive Officer, RAND Corporation
Santa Monica Office

Education

J.D., University of California, Los Angeles

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Overview

Michael D. Rich is president and chief executive officer of the RAND Corporation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. For more than 40 years, Rich has helped RAND become a leading source of expertise, analysis, and evidence-based ideas in an increasingly complex and polarized policymaking environment.

As president and CEO, Rich's focus is on extending the impact of RAND's work. He challenges the organization to broaden its legacy of innovation and strengthen the many ways RAND helps decisionmakers stay ahead of the curve on the issues that matter most. A champion of RAND's commitment to help improve the quality of decisionmaking, Rich coauthored a 2018 report titled Truth Decay, the first in an ongoing series of research projects and publications that examines how the diminishing role of facts and analysis in American public life has caused an erosion of civil discourse and political paralysis, among other problems.

In 2020, Rich spearheaded Tomorrow Demands Today, the most ambitious fundraising campaign in RAND's history. Philanthropic support enables RAND researchers and students at the Pardee RAND Graduate School to bring bold thinking, analytical rigor, and cross-cutting perspectives to the most critical issues of our time, such as those presented by the COVID-19 crisis.

Rich became president and CEO of RAND in 2011. He began his RAND career as a summer intern in 1975, joining the organization full-time the following year as a researcher focused on U.S. national security issues. He has served in a variety of senior leadership positions at RAND and was instrumental in the creation of the RAND National Defense Research Institute, a federally funded research and development center that provides research and analysis to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, the Unified Commands, the Navy, the Marine Corps, the defense agencies, and the Intelligence Community. He also helped lead RAND's diversification and expansion into international markets—including Europe and Australia. Throughout his career, Rich has also been an enthusiastic supporter of Pardee RAND, the world's largest public policy Ph.D. program, where he teaches and advises graduate students and has chaired numerous committees. Rich serves on the governing boards and advisory committees of many policy and service organizations, including the Council for Aid to Education, the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, WISE & Healthy Aging, the Everychild Foundation, Santa Monica–UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital, and the UCLA Foundation. He is also a member of the U.S. Defense Science Board, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the California Bar. Rich received his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Recent Media Appearances

Interviews: The Costa Report, syndicated radio; KDKA-PIT (CBS); KPCC-FM AirTalk; Miami Herald; The Palestinian Chronicle; Pittsburgh Tribune-Review; Santa Monica Daily Press

Commentary: CNN; The Health Care Blog; The Hill; Pittsburgh-Post-Gazette; USA Today; U.S. News & World Report; Washington Times

Commentary

  • U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks about the U.S. economy as Vice President–elect Kamala Harris stands by in Wilmington, Delaware, November 16, 2020, photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

    Putting America's Civic Infrastructure on the Biden-Harris Agenda

    Much like our bridges and roads, America's civic infrastructure has been allowed to crumble. This has allowed Truth Decay to set in. The new administration can begin to repair the deep fissures in our society by explicitly and implicitly rehabilitating the nation's civic infrastructure.

    Nov 19, 2020 Los Angeles Times

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    Think Tanks in the Era of Truth Decay

    Truth Decay is the diminishing role of facts and analysis in American public life, and it cuts much deeper than any political party or demographic. It's why nonpartisan think tanks like RAND are as important now as they have ever been.

    Oct 22, 2020

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    The RAND Institute for Civil Justice: 40th Anniversary Reflections

    For 40 years, the RAND Institute for Civil Justice (ICJ) has supplied government and private decisionmakers and the public with the results of objective, empirically based, analytic research. In this era of the diminishing role of facts and analysis in public life, or Truth Decay, the mission and research of the ICJ have never been more important.

    Nov 6, 2019 The RAND Blog

  • Oakland Athletics second baseman Jed Lowrie hits a home run during the eighth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field, July 7, 2018

    Truth Decay, America's Latest Pastime

    Detailed data and complex analysis are the foundation of decisionmaking in baseball and many other professions and occupations. But facts are out of favor in current U.S. political and civil discourse, and the public policymaking that accompanies it.

    Jul 12, 2018 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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    In Reckoning with Today's Truth Wars, Look to America's Past

    The declining regard for factual evidence may be a defining characteristic of our current age. Previous eras suggest it is within society's power to restore respect for objective facts. Humankind just needs to put it on the agenda.

    Jun 19, 2018 CNN

  • Soledad O'Brien (RAND trustee and Pardee RAND board member), Michael D. Rich (RAND president and CEO), and Francis Fukuyama (Pardee RAND board member)

    The Perils of Truth Decay: Q&A with Three RAND Leaders

    Truth Decay is defined by disagreement about facts, the blurred line between opinion and fact, increased volume of opinion and personal experience over fact, and declining trust in formerly respected sources of facts. RAND president and CEO Michael D. Rich, journalist Soledad O'Brien, and political scientist Francis Fukuyama discuss the phenomenon and the search for solutions to it.

    Feb 27, 2018

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    The Diminishing Role of Facts in American Public Life

    Without agreement about objective facts and a common understanding of and respect for data and analytical interpretations of those data, it becomes nearly impossible to have the types of meaningful policy debates that form the foundation of democracy.

    Jan 17, 2018 USA Today

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    How RAND Is Responding to Truth Decay: Q&A with Michael Rich and Jennifer Kavanagh

    RAND's Michael Rich and Jennifer Kavanagh explain what "Truth Decay" is and discuss how ongoing RAND research could help counter it.

    May 5, 2017

  • President and CEO Michael Rich speaking at RAND's Politics Aside event in Santa Monica, November 11, 2016

    'Truth Decay' Makes Facts Subjective and Polarization More Extreme

    "When everyone has their own facts, then nobody really has any facts at all," said President and CEO Michael Rich at RAND's Politics Aside event. Truth Decay pushes political polarization to even greater extremes and prevents policymakers from reaching consensus on solutions to the nation's biggest challenges.

    Nov 12, 2016

  • Health insurance form, U.S. currency, stethoscope

    At 40, a Pioneering Health Care Experiment Remains Relevant

    The impact of RAND's Health Insurance Experiment has been wide-reaching. The study's conclusions encouraged the restructuring of private insurance and helped increase the stature of managed care in the United States.

    Apr 18, 2016 The RAND Blog

  • Residents do morning exercises at a park on a hazy day in Shenzhen, Guangdong province February 12, 2015

    China at Home: Marrying Prosperity and Well-Being

    As China strives to sustain its upward economic trajectory, it must also address its domestic problems—such as its air pollution and the challenges presented by its aging population—if its people are to share fully in the rewards of economic development and expansion.

    Aug 21, 2015 The RAND Blog

  • A Tunisian holds up a flag during celebrations marking the fourth anniversary of Tunisia's revolution, Tunis, January 14, 2015

    Tunisia in the Crosshairs

    The open-ended nature of the Islamic State group's threat against Tunisair suggests that it intends to target Tunisia for the long haul. The United States should counter the threats with steadfast and sustained cooperation and assistance.

    Jun 22, 2015 U.S. News & World Report

  • Texas nurse Amber Vinson, who had treated Liberian Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, exits an ambulance at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, October 15, 2014

    As Ebola Declines, Lessons Emerge

    Lessons learned through the analysis of this most recent Ebola outbreak as well as other disease outbreaks can have far-reaching consequences, helping authorities to both improve the continuing, ongoing response and plan for the best possible response to future threats.

    May 7, 2015 The RAND Blog

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    Caring for Our Nation's Hidden Heroes?

    Thanks to a growing list of more than 100 organizations that have pledged their commitment as members of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation's National Coalition for Military Caregivers, our nation is taking long overdue action to support both our wounded warriors and those who care for them.

    May 7, 2015 Washington Times

  • An airline passenger stands in a full-body scanner at a TSA checkpoint at LAX in February 2014 after U.S. authorities issued a warning to airlines to watch out for militants who may have hidden bombs in their shoes

    What Research Says About Profiling

    When police take action on the basis of race, creed, or ethnicity it is corrosive, unfair, ineffective, and can stoke the flames of police-community tension. But as we have found from a variety of assessments, law enforcement is best served when it bases its activities on risk, not on personal characteristics.

    Dec 18, 2014 The RAND Blog

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    The Telescope and the Microscope: Public Policy Wisdom from Victor Hugo

    The best policy analysis reveals both the hidden details of an issue and its broader context.

    Aug 12, 2014 RAND Review

  • A convoy of hearses bearing the remains of the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 leaves Eindhoven airport in the Netherlands, July 24, 2014

    A Missile's Deadly Message

    Putin's stubbornness on Ukraine has attracted international scorn, threatened Russia's already shaky economy, and focused NATO on countering potential Russian aggression. It's also sparked anti-Russian and pro-NATO sentiments in Central and Eastern Europe. The tragic loss of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 only intensifies these sentiments.

    Jul 25, 2014 U.S. News & World Report

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    Parallel Caregiver Crises, Military and Civilian

    Among American caregivers, there are two expanding populations: those caring for military servicemembers struggling with physical or emotional wounds of war and those looking after people with dementia. Both face incalculable financial stresses and threats to their own health as a result of their caregiving roles.

    Jul 9, 2014 The Hill

  • Paramedic and doctor discussing a patient

    How to Avert a Doctor Shortage

    Within the next decade, the United States may face a shortage of 130,000 physicians due to a growing, aging population and the anticipated demands of those newly insured under the ACA. This shortage can be alleviated by early creative interventions.

    Apr 2, 2014 RAND Review and The Health Care Blog

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    Military Caregivers Are Hidden Heroes

    Right now there are 5.5 million wives, husbands, siblings, parents, children and friends devoted to the care of those injured fighting America's wars. Theirs is an all-consuming, emotionally draining task, one that has been driven for too long by loyalty and love, but little support.

    Apr 2, 2014 USA Today

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    To Eliminate the 'Readiness Gap,' Preschool Is Just the Beginning

    Preschool for four-year-olds should be as common as kindergarten is for five-year-olds. Ultimately, the goal should be the elimination of the readiness gap through expanded access to preschool, written materials in the home, and technology that could improve delivery of such materials.

    Nov 26, 2013 RAND Review

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    The Value of Perspective, in Dollars and Cents

    RAND's president and CEO discusses how rigorous and objective analysis can inform government organizations responsible for U.S. national security as they address today's budget realities.

    Jul 15, 2013 RAND Review

  • Artist's rendering of Knowledge City, Guangzhou, China

    RAND Extends Global Reach of Innovation

    Stimulating innovation is important to the economic growth of all countries, regardless of their stages of development, writes Michael D. Rich. RAND is helping each country drive innovation in different ways.

    Feb 5, 2013 RAND Review

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    Farsighted Leadership in a Shortsighted World: Looking Beyond the 2012 U.S. Election

    As the U.S. presidential election draws close, there is increasing demand for simple answers to complex questions, immediate solutions to entrenched challenges, and ten-second sound bites to sum it all up. For nearly 65 years, RAND has focused on big, long-term, core public policy issues and has cultivated the farsighted perspectives required to address them.

    Sep 21, 2012 RAND Review

  • An aerial view of the flooded roads and fields in Louisiana are shown after Hurricane Lili

    A Flood of Innovation: Louisiana's Coastal Master Plan

    RAND President and CEO Michael Rich writes about how RAND computer models and empirical analyses are helping protect and restore the Louisiana coast.

    May 11, 2012 RAND Review

  • Problem, idea, and solution drawing on a blackboard

    Passionate, Pragmatic, Prudent: A New RAND President and RAND at Its Best

    Michael D. Rich, the new president and chief executive officer of the RAND Corporation, shares his thoughts about his new role and the future of RAND.

    Jan 13, 2012 RAND Review

  • Palestinians wait to cross the Rafah border after it was reopened in the Gaza Strip, November 27, 2005

    Vision for a Successful Palestine

    To turn the dream of a Palestinian state into a reality, Palestinians need a practical vision of a successful state that is safe, secure, economically viable, and at peace with Israel and its other neighbors.

    Dec 14, 2005 Washington Times

Publications

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    RAND's Impact: 2019 Year in Review

    The RAND Corporation's mission is to help improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis; this Year in Review reflects on RAND's achievements in 2019.

    Jan 20, 2020

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    RAND's Impact: Year in Review 2018

    The RAND Corporation's mission is to help improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis; this Year in Review reflects on RAND's achievements in 2018.

    Feb 1, 2019

  • Michael Rich discussing RAND's "Truth Decay" research

    Multimedia

    Truth Decay: A Narrated Video

    "Truth Decay" is the diminishing role of facts and analysis in American public life. RAND is studying the causes and consequences of this phenomenon, and how they are interrelated. We invite other research organizations and individuals to join us in finding potential solutions and responses.

    May 16, 2018

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    RAND's Impact: Year in Review 2017

    The RAND Corporation's mission is to help improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis; this Year in Review reflects on RAND's achievements in 2017.

    May 8, 2018

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    Research Brief

    Truth Decay: A Threat to Policymaking and Democracy

    RAND has begun to investigate the causes and consequences of the phenomenon it calls Truth Decay -- the diminishing role of facts and data in American public life -- and invites others to join in continued research to help counteract it.

    Jan 16, 2018

  • The words Truth Decay over a fading American flag painted on wood

    Report

    Truth Decay: An Initial Exploration of the Diminishing Role of Facts and Analysis in American Public Life

    "Truth Decay" refers to a diminishing reliance on facts and analysis observed in contemporary U.S. society, and especially its political discourse. This report explores the causes and effects of Truth Decay and proposes strategies for further action.

    Jan 16, 2018

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    RAND Year in Review 2016

    RAND President and CEO Michael Rich offers a year-end assessment of RAND's impact, highlighting ways in which the organization's findings and recommendations are helping to improve the health, security, and prosperity of individuals and communities throughout the world. This Year in Review reflects on RAND's achievements in 2016.

    Jan 19, 2017

  • Michael Rich speaking about the Erosion of Truth at Politics Aside, November 11, 2016

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    The Erosion of Truth: Remarks from Politics Aside 2016

    In his opening remarks at Politics Aside 2016, RAND president and CEO Michael Rich discussed a phenomenon he calls 'Truth Decay.'

    Nov 11, 2016

  • Michael Rich speaking at the 2016 Pardee RAND Commencement

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    Enabling the Future: Remarks from Pardee RAND Commencement 2016

    In his remarks at the 2016 Pardee RAND Commencement, RAND president and CEO Michael Rich discussed the idea of 'Enabling the Future'.

    Jun 18, 2016

  • Night on Beijing Central Business district

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    The Role of Think Tanks in Modern Governance: Remarks at the China Development Forum 2016

    In his remarks at the 2016 China Development Forum, RAND president and CEO Michael Rich discussed the role of think tanks in modern governance.

    Mar 19, 2016

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    RAND Year in Review 2015

    RAND President and CEO Michael Rich offers a year-end assessment of RAND's impact, highlighting ways in which the organization's findings and recommendations are helping to improve the health, security, and prosperity of individuals and communities throughout the world. This Year in Review reflects on RAND's achievements in 2015.

    Jan 26, 2016

  • Charles Wolf teaches a RAND Graduate School class in 1980

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    Honoring the Career of Charles Wolf, Jr.

    A speech by RAND president and CEO Michael Rich honoring the 60-year career of Charles Wolf, Jr., RAND economist and founding dean of the Pardee RAND Graduate School.

    Jun 8, 2015

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    RAND Year in Review 2014

    RAND President and CEO Michael Rich offers a year-end assessment of RAND's impact, highlighting ways in which the organization's findings and recommendations are helping to improve the health, security, and prosperity of individuals and communities throughout the world. This Year in Review reflects on RAND's achievements in 2014.

    Jan 28, 2015

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    Periodical

    RAND Review: Vol. 38, No. 2, Summer 2014

    The cover story discusses the rising wave of cybercrime and possible responses to it, while other features highlight research on medical innovation and U.S. security cooperation, plus public policy insights from Victor Hugo.

    Aug 7, 2014

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    RAND Review: Vol. 38, No. 1, Spring 2014

    Feature stories discuss the implications of climate change for the Colorado River Basin and the Sierra Nevada, the burdens borne by military caregivers, the drawbacks of joint aircraft programs, and growing inequalities across the European Union.

    Apr 1, 2014

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    Eulogy for Willis Ware

    This paper contains the eulogy delivered by Michael Rich, President and Chief Executive Officer of RAND, at a memorial service in honor of Willis Ware, held March 28, 2014. Ware was a pioneer in the fields of computing, privacy, and security.

    Mar 28, 2014

  • Man followed by ideas

    Brochure

    Making a Difference: A Look Back at How Well We Carried Out Our Mission in 2013

    In the context of the RAND Corporation's mission to help improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis, the Year in Review offers an assessment of RAND's achievements in 2013.

    Feb 17, 2014

  • Mexican migrants migrants clamber atop a freight train bound for the U.S.-Mexican border

    Periodical

    RAND Review: Vol. 37, No. 2, Fall 2013

    Stories discuss U.S. and Mexican immigration and labor reforms; British, French, and German defense policies in the face of austerity; seven ramifications of the Affordable Care Act; and the cost-effectiveness of correctional education programs.

    Nov 26, 2013

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    RAND Review: Vol. 37, No. 1, Summer 2013

    Stories discuss the harms caused by sexual assault in the military; the prospects for minimalist international interventions; cyber threats and nations' responses to them; and the rising costs of dementia in the United States.

    Jul 15, 2013

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    2012 Year in Review

    In the context of the RAND Corporation's mission to help improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis, the Year in Review offers an assessment of RAND's achievements in 2012.

    Mar 15, 2013

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    Eulogy for Tora Kay Bikson

    This paper contains the eulogy delivered by Michael Rich, President and Chief Executive Officer of RAND, at a memorial service in honor of Tora Bikson, held February 22, 2013.

    Mar 8, 2013

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    Eulogy for Gus Shubert

    This paper contains the eulogy delivered by Michael Rich, Executive Vice President of RAND, at a memorial service in honor of Gus Shubert, held December 20, 2008.

    Feb 11, 2013

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    RAND Review: Vol. 36, No. 3, Winter 2012-2013

    Stories discuss the promotion of tolerance and critical thinking in the Arab world through children's media, the challenges faced by the United States in an era of fiscal austerity, and promising models for measuring teacher performance.

    Feb 5, 2013

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    RAND Review: Vol. 36, No. 2, Fall 2012

    The cover story focuses on nine key issues in the 2012 U.S. presidential election: income inequality, health care costs, immigration reform, energy options, education, al Qaeda, Iraq, democratization in the Middle East, and China.

    Sep 21, 2012

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    2011 Year in Review

    In the context of the RAND Corporation's mission to help improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis, the Year in Review offers an assessment of RAND's achievements in 2011.

    Jul 23, 2012

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    Remarks at the G20 Foreign Policy Think Tank Summit

    RAND president and CEO Michael Rich discusses RAND's history and mission, the major organizational challenges faced by RAND today, and the major policy challenges faced by society that RAND and other

    Jun 13, 2012

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    RAND Review: Vol. 36, No. 1, Spring 2012

    Stories cover Iran's nuclear threat, social security in Mexico, programs for veterans, crime costs, U.S. efforts in Afghanistan, the health insurance mandate, legal defense, marijuana legalization, global education, and Louisiana's coastal planning.

    May 11, 2012

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    RAND Review: Vol. 35, No. 3, Winter 2011-2012

    Stories discuss world demographic trends, Afghan peace prospects, U.S. health care spending, California prisoner reentry, Latin American inequalities, global health, veterans' mental health, highway investments, teacher bonuses, and charter schools.

    Jan 13, 2012

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    Remarks at the Rotary Club of Beverly Hills

    In September 2010, Michael Rich, RAND's executive vice president, delivered a speech to the Beverly Hills Rotary Club questioning how objective, nonpartisan research can contribute to policymaking in an increasingly polarized political climate.

    Oct 4, 2011

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    Catastrophe Risk Management in the Public Sector

    Presents RAND Corporation executive vice president Michael Rich's speech commemorating the establishment of the Institute of Catastrophe Risk Management at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

    Feb 19, 2010

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    Eulogy for Mary Anderson

    This paper contains the eulogy delivered by Michael Rich, Executive Vice President of RAND, at a memorial service in honor of Mary E. Anderson, held January 16, 2010.

    Feb 3, 2010

  • Report

    Democracy and Islam in the New Constitution of Afghanistan

    Reports on a conference held to identify practical ideas for those involved in the drafting of Afghanistan's new constitution.

    2003

  • Report

    Democracy and Islam in the New Constitution of Afghanistan

    Democracy and Islam in the New Constitution of Afghanistan

    2003

  • Report

    RAND: How Think Tanks Interact with the Military

    Think tanks are now being called upon to help the military address the new challenges of terrorism and homeland security.

    2003

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    Al Williams: A Eulogy

    This paper contains the eulogy delivered by Michael Rich, Executive Vice President of RAND, at a memorial service in honor of Albert P. Williams, held at RAND, on November 19, 2000.

    2002

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    Guy Pauker: A Eulogy

    This paper contains the eulogy delivered by Michael Rich, Executive Vice President of RAND, at a memorial service in honor of Guy Pauker, held at the Bel Air Bay Club, on September 21, 2002.

    2002

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    RAND's Role in the CORONA Program: Remarks on the 35th Anniversary of the First Successful Mission

    This paper contains remarks made at an August 18, 1995 ceremony commemorating the 35th anniversary of the first successful film recovery from the CORONA satellite, the United State's first space reconnaissance system.

    1998

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    Formulating Strategies for International Collaboration in Developing and Producing Defense Systems

    Outlines a strategy that generates new concepts to perform needed tasks, forces the involvement of multiple nations, maintains competitive forces, and has equitable financial structuring, minimizing the inevitable penalties of collaboration.

    1997

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    National Security in the 1990s

    This paper is the text of a speech given at a luncheon co-sponsored by Town Hall of California and the Los Angeles Council of Engineers and Scientists, in Los Angeles, on February 19, 1991.

    1991

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    When Should We Start High-Rate Production of the B-2? An Analysis Based on Flight Test Results

    Over the past decade, government commissions and Congress have urged the Department of Defense to devote more attention to testing activities during the weapons acquisition process. This paper, the text of a statement made before the United States Se...

    1991

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    Evolution of the U.S. Defense Industry

    This paper presents the text of the keynote address at the Electronic Industries Association Symposium on Balancing National Security with Realities of the 1990s: Ten-Year Forecast of Defense Needs, at Coronado, California, October 16, 1990.

    1990

  • Report

    Recent Progress in Assessing the Readiness and Sustainability of Combat Forces

    This report is based on testimony given by Michael Rich to the House Armed Services Committee's Subcommittee on Readiness in February 1986.

    1987

  • Report

    Thoughts on Reforming the Military Acquisition Process

    Outlines an approach to reforming the defense acquisition process and describes a prescription for reform based on RAND research results.

    1987

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    Improving the Military Acquisition Process : Lessons From Rand Research

    Improving the military acquisition process : lessons from Rand research

    1986

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    Security Issues in East Asia

    The economic and technological dynamism of the Asia-Pacific region over the past decade has occurred in a time of comparative political stability.

    1986

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    Cost and Schedule Implications of Multinational Coproduction

    This paper examines the cost, schedule, and program management implications of multinational coproduction--international collaboration during weapon system production.

    1984

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    Improving U.S. Air Force Readiness and Sustainability

    This report seeks to promote discussion of the way the Air Force develops its weapon systems, manages its support resources, and conducts its wartime logistics operations.

    1984

  • Report

    An Integrated View on Improving Combat Readiness

    This Note describes a new approach for identifying and meeting the need to improve combat readiness.

    1982

  • Report

    Multiyear Contracting for the Production of Defense Systems: A Primer

    The Note discusses basic funding-contracting modes, changes in multiyear contracting and advanced procurement, and issues of choice in applying the opportunities for multiyear procurement provided by the Department of Defense authorization act, 1982.

    1982

  • Report

    Multinational Coproduction of Military Aerospace Systems

    Assesses cost and schedule implications of acquiring weapon systems using multinational coproduction by examining experiences accumulated in a large and diverse set of aerospace development and production programs.

    1981

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    The Use of Prototypes in Weapon System Development

    This study examines the role of prototypes in the contemporary environment of weapon system acquisition.

    1981

  • Report

    A New Look at Warranties in Defense Contracts

    This paper explores the reliability improvement warranty (RIW) concept by evaluating commercial analogs, past DOD warranty experience, and the current tri-service RIW trial.

    1978

  • Report

    Congress and Competition

    Examines greater competition in the acquisition of major weapons systems from perspective of Congress.

    1977

  • Report

    Reliability Improvement Warranties for Military Procurement

    Examines the Reliability Improvement Warranty (RIW).

    1977

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    Competition in the Acquisition of Major Weapon Systems: Legislative Perspectives

    Examines the prospect of promoting greater competition in the acquisition of major weapons systems from the perspective of the Congress.

    1976