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  • Traffic Accidents


    Zero Traffic Deaths by 2050

    Apr 23, 2018

    More than 100 Americans die in motor vehicle crashes every day. The traffic safety community is working together toward the goal of bringing that number down to zero by 2050. Scenario planning has uncovered several ways federal policymakers can help make the vision of zero traffic deaths a reality.

  • Enlisted Personnel


    What Deployment Experience Tells Us

    Apr 20, 2018

    Over the past 15 years, deployments have represented a key aspect of military service. However, because average time spent in a single deployment varies across the services, and service members' resilience to deployments may vary, deployment experience may need to be managed differently across services and personnel.

  • Low-intensity Conflict


    How Effective Are Limited Interventions?

    Mar 29, 2018

    The U.S. military has employed low-cost and small-footprint interventions in places like Libya, Somalia, and Yemen. Congress and other policymakers need to determine just how effective these operations are.

  • Postsecondary Education


    Spotlight on Higher Education

    Mar 26, 2018

    Colleges and universities have an opportunity to improve their response to sexual assaults, emerging evidence from Texas community colleges on the effectiveness of corequisite models, and more in a roundup of RAND's work in higher education.

  • Cybercrime


    Data Thieves: The Motivations of Cyber Threat Actors and Their Use and Monetization of Stolen Data

    Mar 15, 2018

    An overview of testimony by Lillian Ablon presented before the House Financial Services Committee, Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance.

  • Military Career Field Management


    Building a Healthy MQ-1/9 RPA Pilot Community

    Feb 28, 2018

    To help address the balance and health of force and the timeline required to build a sustainable career field, RAND developed a model to project the short-term and long-term consequences of career field planning decisions on the MQ-1/9 remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) force.