Technology Issues

This page offers an easy way for policymakers to access technology research and analysis that is relevant to current Congressional agendas. For additional information, to request documents, or to arrange a briefing, contact the RAND Office of Congressional Relations at or (703) 413-1100 x5643.

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  • Commentary

    Money, Markets, and Machine Learning: Unpacking the Risks of Adversarial AI

    The consequences of ignoring the problem of adversarial attacks in algorithmic trading are potentially catastrophic. In a world increasingly reliant on machine learning models, the financial sector needs to shift from being reactive to proactive to ensure the security and integrity of our financial system.

    Aug 31, 2023

  • Commentary

    How Taiwan Can Build 'Digital Resilience'

    If China were to attack Taiwan, it is very likely to attempt to control all communications on the island and block contact with the rest of the world. What actions can Taiwan take to maintain contact with allies, supporters, and its own people in the event of such an invasion?

    Jul 6, 2023

  • Report

    Cyberstalking: A Growing Challenge for the U.S. Legal System

    As online platforms have multiplied, cyberstalking has become more prevalent. What are the most common or contrasting characteristics of federal cyberstalking cases? And what are the main challenges to prosecuting such cases?

    Jun 29, 2023

  • Multimedia

    Ensuring That Government Use of Technology Serves the Public

    Testimony presented before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Accountability, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Government Innovation, on June 22, 2023.

    Jun 22, 2023

  • Multimedia

    Advancing Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence

    Testimony presented before the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology on June 22, 2023.

    Jun 22, 2023

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  • Approaches to Counter Russian Social Media Influence

    How can policymakers combat the threat of Russian social media influence? Elizabeth Bodine-Baron will discuss different approaches and policy options to respond to Russian influence via disinformation spread on social media in the United States. [Washington, D.C.]

    Mar 15, 2019

  • Protecting Consumer Data: Considerations for Congress

    Many of the laws that govern data privacy were developed before the widespread adoption of online communications and social media accounts. Should consumers be in charge of self-regulating what they share and how companies use it? Rebecca Balebako and John Davis will discuss policy opportunities for better protecting consumer data. [Washington, D.C.]

    Jun 8, 2018

  • Equifax and the Data-Breach Era: How Worried Should We Be?

    Large-scale data breaches have compromised the identifying information of millions of people. What can policymakers do to improve responses to such breaches, and how can the public protect information that has already been compromised? Lilian Ablon and Sina Beaghley answer these questions and more in a RAND Congressional Briefing.

    Oct 26, 2017

  • RAND Cybersecurity Workshop

    In this cybersecurity workshop, legislative staffers can learn how to calculate cyber risk; where to find appropriate information about threats, vulnerabilities, and impact; and better consider options for legislation and federal government response in cyberspace. [Washington, DC]

    Aug 17, 2016

  • What Is America's Role in the World?

    One Night with RAND brought together leaders in business, philanthropy, government, academia, and media for a discussion about the international strategic choices that will shape the U.S. role in the world for years to come.

    Nov 11, 2015

Alerts & Newsletters

RAND periodically sends alerts and newsletters to update Congress on highlights of recent work about cybersecurity.

  • Ensuring That Government Use of Technology Serves the Public

    Ensuring that technologies deployed by the government serve the public interest requires an accurate assessment of their benefits and risks . RAND Corporation’s Benjamin Boudreaux offers three recommendations for the government when it is considering deploying new technology.

    Aug 1, 2023

  • Geographic Availability of Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Veterans

    Far too many Americans, and especially veterans, fail to receive treatment for substance use disorder (SUD). RAND Corporation's Jonathan Cantor discusses the complexity and accessibility of SUD treatment for veterans and makes recommendations to address the lack of data on SUD treatment providers and patients.

    Jul 12, 2023

  • In Case You Missed It: Approaches to Counter Russian Social Media Influence

    In this Congressional briefing, Elizabeth Bodine-Baron discusses different approaches and policy options to respond to the specific threat of Russian influence via disinformation spread on social media in the United States.

    Apr 1, 2019

  • Catch Up Quick: Homeland Security Issues for Congress

    Catch up on the homeland security issues facing Congress, including cybersecurity, the Coast Guard and United States border, and countering violent extremism.

    Aug 14, 2018

  • Protecting Consumer Data: Considerations for Congress

    What policy opportunities could Congress consider to better protect consumer data? Rebecca Balebako and John Davis discuss the benefits and risks of data sharing at both the personal and industry level.

    Jun 28, 2018

  • The Promises and Perils of Speed

    Across the world, there is a profound sense that life is speeding up, and the faster life gets, the more we have to adjust our norms to keep pace. This ramped-up pace and how we react to it have the potential to fundamentally rework how we interact, think, and create.

    May 4, 2018

  • In Case You Missed It: Data Thieves

    In 2017, there were more than one thousand data breaches exposing over a billion records of sensitive data. What's happening to stolen data and how is it being monetized? Lillian Ablon addresses these concerns.

    Mar 22, 2018

  • In Case You Missed It: Equifax and the Data-Breach Era

    There has been a recent string of large-scale data breaches that have compromised the private information of millions of customers. Lillian Ablon and Sina Beaghley briefed Congressional staff on how the government and breached companies can better protect victims.

    Nov 13, 2017

  • In Case You Missed It: Understanding Russian Hybrid Warfare

    Russia's use of covert actions to achieve its national security objectives without escalating to the level of traditional war is known as hybrid warfare. Addressing this threat will take time and effort, but there are strategies the U.S. can use to combat these hybrid operations.

    Mar 31, 2017

  • 2016 Hill Highlights

    In 2016, RAND experts conducted briefings on Capitol Hill, provided testimonies before congressional committees, hosted workshops, and published reports on some of the nation's most pressing issues, including health care for veterans, autonomous vehicles, NATO military posture, and cyber policy.

    Dec 15, 2016

  • The Online Fight Against ISIS

    The battle against ISIS is taking place both on the ground and in cyberspace: To prevail, the United States and its allies will have to be capable of reacting quickly, while following an overarching strategy.

    May 10, 2016

  • Ransomware Hackers Are Coming for Your Health Records

    Cybercriminals may be preying on hospitals because cyber protection measures likely have not kept pace with electronic data collection and because hospitals typically do not have backup systems and databases in place. These kind of attacks can strain health care systems and potentially put patients' lives at risk.

    Apr 27, 2016

  • Cybersecurity Awareness Month: The Latest RAND Research

    RAND's research on cybersecurity covers national security, cyberdeterrence, cybercrime centers, information sharing, cyber insurance, and cloud computing. Experts are available to discuss their work, as well as related policy proposals.

    Oct 16, 2015

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