Homeland Security Research Division

The Homeland Security Research Division (HSRD) is the research unit within RAND that houses the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center, an FFRDC operated by RAND under contract with the Department of Homeland Security. HSRD also serves as the platform by which RAND communicates relevant research from across its units with the broader homeland security enterprise.

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  • Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Tate, an aviation maintenance technician at Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, hooks up a net full of beach debris and trash to the bottom of an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter at a beach near Neah Bay, Wash., Jan. 22, 2015. Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg / U.S. Coast Guard


    How Can the Coast Guard Use Gaming?

    Sep 9, 2020

    Many types of organizations use gaming to support decisionmaking or other functions. Gaming could help the U.S. Coast Guard expand its analytic, training, and engagement tool kits. In particular, deployable gaming: a low-cost, scalable, structured scenario-based approach that can help gather information, aid decisionmaking, and promote learning at different echelons within the service.

  • Oklahoma National Guardsmen check medical supply orders for quality while conducting warehouse support operations at the Strategic National Stockpile in Oklahoma City, April 20, 2020, photo by Tech. Sgt. Kasey Phipps/OK Air National Guard


    The Strategic National Stockpile and COVID-19

    Jun 24, 2020

    The United States maintains a stockpile of drugs, vaccines, and other medical supplies to provide for the nation's emergency health security. COVID-19 has highlighted the need to update current stockpiling capabilities to help prepare for future biological events, including pandemics.

  • Coast Guard cutter Cypress at sunset. Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Lora Rat / U.S. Coast Guard


    Developing New Future Scenarios for the U.S. Coast Guard's Evergreen Strategic Foresight Program

    May 27, 2020

    How can the U.S. Coast Guard ensure future service readiness in the face of uncertain future operating environments?

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