Homeland Security Research Division

The RAND Homeland Security Research Division (HSRD) conducts research and analysis for the U.S. government; state, local, and tribal governments; and private foundations. HSRD operates the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC), an FFRDC operated by RAND under contract with the Department of Homeland Security.

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  • U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer readies himself for the tie-down evolution in deck landing qualification exercises.

    Research Brief

    Activities and Results from U.S. Coast Guard Project Evergreen V

    The U.S. Coast Guard has spent the past 25 years trying to predict the challenges it will face over the next 25 years through its long-running Evergreen initiative. This brief summarizes the findings of Evergreen V - the most recent four-year initiative - run by the Coast Guard Office of Emerging Policy (DCO-X) with support from the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center.

    Nov 30, 2022

  • Director Mark Ghilarducci (right) addresses Cal OES personnel during an April 2022 all staff meeting


    Emergency Management in California: Reflections by Mark Ghilarducci

    During a November 2022 webinar, Mark Ghilarducci, the Director of the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), reflected on his more than 30 years of experience and diversified service in public safety and emergency management at the local, state, and federal levels.

    Nov 2, 2022

  • A citizen scientist examines the aftermath of a wildfire


    Harnessing the Power of Science and Technology Communities for Crisis Response

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has relied on scientific and technical advice to respond to various threats and hazards. To enhance DHS's ability to leverage science and technology communities to support the use of science, technology, innovation, and analytical capabilities during crisis response, RAND researchers offer a conceptual framework and five imperatives for consideration when providing technical support during a crisis.

    Sep 19, 2022

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