How to Work With Us

For decades, NSRD has worked alongside leaders around the world as they grapple with their greatest national security challenges. NSRD’s mission is to help these leaders—through rigorous research and analysis. We support two categories of research sponsors: DoD sponsors and foundation, international allied government, or other U.S. Government sponsors.

DoD Sponsors

NSRD operates the National Defense Research Institute (NDRI), a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), which, for decades, has supported a variety of sponsors in the U.S. Department of Defense, including the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), the Joint Staff, the Unified Combatant Commands, the Navy, the Marine Corps, the defense agencies, and the defense Intelligence Community. A few of the specific DoD organizations we work with include:

  • OUSD(P)
  • OUSD(P&R)
  • OUSD(A&S)
  • OUSD(R&E)
  • Joint Staff
  • United States Navy
  • United States Marine Corps
  • DSCA
  • Defense Intelligence Agency

Outside NSRD, RAND also supports the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force through the RAND Army Research Division and RAND Project AIR FORCE.

Foundation, International Allied Government, or Other U.S. Government Sponsors

Outside the FFRDC, NSRD supports a number of U.S. Government, Foundation, and International sponsors—a few of whom we list below:

  • Carnegie Foundation
  • Open Society Foundation
  • Ford Foundation
  • Henry Luce Foundation
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Japan
  • Australia Immigration Office
  • U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission
  • Australian Department of Defence
  • Canadian Department of National Defence
  • NATO Allied Command Transformation
  • U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. Intelligence Community