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    COVID-19 Mobile Surveillance Tools Raise Privacy Concerns

    Dozens of countries are using mobile phone tools and data sources for COVID-19 tracking. These tools are beneficial, but they also have the potential for harm. RAND researchers with a background in defense and cybersecurity describe the privacy concerns public health agencies need to address.

Recent Work

  • The guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey transits the Pacific Ocean while participating in Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC)

    Regional Responses to U.S.-China Competition in the Indo-Pacific: Study Overview

    Nov 12, 2020

    In long-term strategic competition with China, how effectively the United States works with allies and partners will be critical to determining U.S. success. The authors of this report define U.S.-China competition for influence and assess relative U.S.-Chinese influence in nine countries across the Indo-Pacific to gain insight into how the United States could work more effectively with allies and partners in Southeast Asia and beyond.

  • A U.S. sailor demonstrates patching a pipe leak during a damage control exchange during naval exchange activity Vietnam.

    Regional Responses to U.S.-China Competition in the Indo-Pacific: Vietnam

    Nov 12, 2020

    This report explores Vietnam's perspective on rising U.S.-China competition. The report evaluates how Vietnam is responding to U.S. and Chinese influence in diplomatic and political, economic, and security and military domains, especially as U.S.-China competition grows across the Indo-Pacific and globally. The report also addresses the prospects of enhancing U.S.-Vietnam relations to counter rising Chinese coercion.

  • A U.S. pilot stands next to a member of the Republic of Singapore Air Force

    Regional Responses to U.S.-China Competition in the Indo-Pacific: Singapore

    Nov 12, 2020

    In this report, the authors assess the impact of the changes in China's strategic behavior and U.S.-China relations over the past decade on Singapore in terms of its security policies and relationships in the Indo-Pacific region. The project also examines how the United States can improve its ability to work with allies and partners to maintain its advantage in long-term competition with China.

  • A U.S. pilot (right) gives a thumbs up to a Japanese pilot (left)

    Regional Responses to U.S.-China Competition in the Indo-Pacific: Japan

    Nov 12, 2020

    America's enduring alliance with Japan not only is the cornerstone of U.S. force posture in the Indo-Pacific region, but also magnifies and bolsters U.S. influence across that vast swath of territory. In this report, the author assesses the prospects for deepening U.S.-Japan alliance cooperation and coordination in Southeast Asia through 2030 to compete with China.

  • U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper in discussion with Ted Harshberger, director of RAND Project AIR FORCE

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper Visits RAND

    Sep 16, 2020

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper visited RAND's Santa Monica headquarters on September 16, 2020. Secretary Esper emphasized the importance of deterring China and the role of the U.S. defense industrial base.

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    Introducing the RAND Space Enterprise Initiative

    Sep 4, 2020

    RAND Space Enterprise Initiative lead Bruce McClintock describes the mission and goals of the Space Enterprise Initiative and the importance of making space research available to all.

  • A U.S. Air Force Airman sleeps inside a C-17 Globemaster during a flight

    Getting To Outcomes® Operations Guide for U.S. Air Force Community Action Teams: Content Area Module for Sleep Health Promotion

    Aug 20, 2020

    This content area module (CAM) for Air Force sleep health promotion is a companion volume to the Getting To Outcomes Operations Guide for U.S. Air Force Community Action Teams.