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RAND was at the forefront of early computing and data science. In the 1950s, we built computers to improve researchers' analytic and modeling capabilities. We also developed data communications technologies that were forerunners of the internet. Today, RAND experts recommend policies and best practices to support safe and secure technological innovation and adoption.

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    Tech Alone Isn't Enough to Create a Successful Smart City

    Feb 10, 2021

    Smart-city initiatives are popping up in small communities and large metropolitan regions alike. But these initiatives have run into significant hurdles. Some cities have developed frameworks to overcome these challenges, but many continue to struggle.

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    Strategies for Minimizing Cyber Security Risks

    Feb 24, 2021

    RAND senior international/defense researcher Quentin Hodgson presents strategies for minimizing cyber security risks that can be implemented at individual, organizational, national, and international levels.

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