About HSRD

A naturalization ceremony takes place at Lincoln Center for Performing Arts in New York City.

A naturalization ceremony in New York City

Photo by Benjamin Applebaum/DHS

The RAND Homeland Security Research Division (HSRD) focuses its analytic efforts on enhancing the security, safety, and resilience of communities by improving their ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from dynamic and emerging threats and hazards, which include natural disasters, transnational crime, acts of terrorism, large-scale accidents, and domestic attacks perpetrated by nation states.

HSRD operates the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC), a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). HSRD also conducts research and analysis for other federal, state, local, tribal, and public- and private-sector organizations that make up the homeland security enterprise. In addition, HSRD conducts research and analysis on homeland security matters for U.S. allies and private foundations.

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Research Programs

DHS Fellows

Each year, DHS and RAND select a small number of senior DHS personnel to work and study at RAND.

Learn more about the DHS fellows program