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The buildings and permanent installations necessary for the support, deployment, and operation of a nation's military constitute its defense infrastructure. RAND research has examined the structure and needs of U.S. and allied military facilities, provided recommendations concerning base realignment, and investigated ways to maximize the capabilities and utilization of existing resources and to define future infrastructure needs.

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    Options for Deterring Attacks Against the Power Grid

    Jan 6, 2020

    The U.S. military relies on electric power to accomplish critical missions. And most of the electricity consumed by installations in the continental United States comes from the commercial grid. How can the Defense Department protect the power grid from physical and cyber attacks?

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    How to Protect Army Installations from Emerging Threats

    Nov 10, 2020

    Emerging technologies such as drones, 5G communications, smart city systems, and the use of social media disinformation by adversaries all pose potential threats to U.S. Army bases. A new framework can help assess possible solutions and the resources required to defend against these threats.

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    Ellen M. Pint

    Senior Economist
    Education Ph.D. in economic analysis and policy, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

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    Daniel M. Romano

    Senior Technical Analyst
    Education M.B.A in business administration, George Mason University; M.S. in logistics management, Air Force Institute of Technology

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    Robert S. Tripp

    Senior Management Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in business administration, University of Minnesota; M.S. in business administration, Michigan Technological University; B.S. in metallurgical engineering, Michigan Technological University

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    Roland J. Yardley

    Senior International/Defense Researcher
    Education M.S. in management, Naval Postgraduate School; B.B.A. in human resource management, University of New Mexico