About RSS

Newsfeeds and RAND.org

RAND.org publishes new work from the RAND Corporation every working day: news releases, commentary, event listings, featured research, new reports, and more. Subscribe to our feeds to be notified in near-real time when new work is published.

We offer sub-categories for most of our major feeds, enabling you to customize the amount of content you receive by selecting the feed(s) that suit your particular need or interest.

What is RSS?

RSS, in its latest incarnation, stands for "Really Simple Syndication." RSS allows rand.org to deliver automatically updated "feeds" of content to you. You can choose, for example, to get a feed on RAND's featured research on Terrorism and Homeland Security, or upcoming RAND events, or the latest reports from the RAND Bookstore. RSS allows you to choose what you want to read and have it delivered directly to you, whenever you want.

Feeds are available on demand wherever you've decided to put them: in your Internet browser's "Favorites"; in the customized "RSS" areas of personalized sites like "MyYahoo"; in an RSS aggregator on your BlackBerry; or in a program specializing in feed reading.

How do I use an RSS feed?

RSS feeds generally are accessed using a piece of software called a "news reader." This software, often available for free, allows you to display and subscribe to RSS feeds.

There are three major types of feed reader:

  1. Modern browsers, including Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Safari, have news-reader functionality built in.
  2. A dedicated feed reading program, either on a desktop computer or a mobile device.
  3. A web-based feed aggregator, such as My Yahoo!.

Once you have chosen a news reader, go to the rand.org RSS page and subscribe to the feeds of your choice by clicking on the orange RSS button beside each category. You can then either copy and paste the web address (URL) of the feed into your news reader or drag and drop it in.