Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center

HSOAC: Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) faces complex challenges in preventing terrorism, managing U.S. borders, enforcing and administering immigration laws, safeguarding cyberspace, and strengthening national preparedness and resilience. To help address these challenges, RAND operates the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC) for DHS. HSOAC is a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) that conducts studies and analysis for federal sponsors.

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Our Focus

HSOAC analyses focus on seven functional areas that cut across DHS mission categories

HSOAC is housed within the RAND Homeland Security Research Division.

What We Do

The latest from HSOAC

  • An Assessment of the Joint Requirements Council's (JRC) Organization and Staffing

    Sep 6, 2018

    How can the Department of Homeland Security Joint Requirements Council be more efficient, effective, and better plan for the future?

  • HSOAC Annual Report 2016–2017

    May 7, 2018

    The Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC) provides the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with independent and objective analysis in support of policy development, decisionmaking, alternative approaches, and new ideas on issues of significance. The HSOAC 2016–2017 Annual Report offers an overview of HSOAC capabilities and highlights how RAND is supporting the DHS mission.

  • Analysis of the Coast Guard Cost Estimating Workforce

    Apr 11, 2018

    What gaps exist in Coast Guard cost-estimating ability? What alternatives are available to bridge those gaps?

  • U.S. Coast Guard Faces Capability Gaps in the Arctic

    Apr 11, 2018

    It is becoming more important to determine how to operate in the Arctic, given changing climate conditions and the potential for increased activity that may demand more frequent U.S. government presence. Identifying gaps in capabilities now could help the U.S. Coast Guard mitigate future challenges.

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