Homeland Security and Public Safety


RAND conducts analyses and makes recommendations to strengthen the U.S. Department of Homeland Security across its full set of missions to prevent terrorism and enhance security, secure and manage America's borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard and secure cyberspace, and strengthen preparedness and resilience. In the area of public safety, RAND research addresses drug policy, crime, prison reform, and prisoner reentry, and other topics.

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    How the DHS AI Roadmap Could Reach Its Intended Destination

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently released its 2024 Artificial Intelligence Roadmap. But for AI applications to enhance operations as the department envisions, the roadmap needs to include real-world testing and experimental efforts.

    May 2, 2024

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    The Evolution of Protest Policing

    As difficult as policing vigorous dissent may be, having a flexible and adaptive strategy that draws from best practice and lessons learned will be the most effective way for police to plan, execute, adapt, and resolve the scenes to which they are called.

    May 1, 2024

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