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RAND analyzed the fiscal capacity of eight local levee districts in southern Louisiana to operate and maintain the Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System currently under construction by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Researchers discuss their findings and describe options other states have used to generate revenue to cover O&M costs.
Spotlight on . . . School Safety
Nothing can reverse the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, or return the lost children and educators to their families. But research can guide recovery and may help prevent future tragedies. Check out RAND research and commentary in three related areas.
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Exploring the Association Between Military Base Neighborhood Characteristics and Soldiers' and Airmen's Outcomes
Researchers found that the use of neighborhood theory and social indicators research can be useful for understanding the quality of life in and around military bases like those in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. With further refinement, these methods can help base managers who are responsible for allocating resources to military families to ensure service-member and family well-being.
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