Homeland Security Legislation

  • Research Brief

    Terrorist Insurance and the Evolving Terrorism Threat

    How does the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) align with the evolving terrorism threat? Transnational and domestic terrorism trends reveal that TRIA does not provide adequate financial protection, particularly in the face of economically motivated...

    Nov 25, 2005

  • News Release

    Terrorism Risk Insurance Act Creates Effective Mechanism for Sharing Financial Risk

    RAND news release: RAND Study Says Terrorism Risk Insurance Act Creates Effective Mechanism for Sharing Financial Risk

    Oct 25, 2005

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    Report

    Terrorism Risk Insurance Act Effective at Sharing Financial Risk

    The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) creates an effective mechanism for sharing the financial risk that businesses face from terrorism. Still, less than half of all businesses have terrorism insurance; the U.S. government should consider encouraging these businesses to buy coverage.

    Oct 6, 2005

  • News Release

    RAND Study Says U.S. Terrorism Insurance System Falling Short; Improvement Needed to Protect Nation's Economy

    RAND Study Says U.S. Terrorism Insurance System Falling Short; Improvement Needed to Protect Nation's Economy

    Jun 20, 2005

  • The World Trade Center site at Ground Zero, debris and vehicles seen spread around the area already 2 weeks after the September 11, 2001 disaster. Fires are still burning underground and smoke and haze fills the sky

    Report

    U.S. Terrorism Insurance System Falling Short

    The terrorism insurance system in the United States is failing to provide businesses with adequate financial protection, leaving the nation vulnerable to economic disruption if there is a major terrorist attack.

    Jun 16, 2005

  • Report

    Issues and Options for Government Intervention in the Market for Terrorism Insurance

    Examines the central issues in the debate over whether to extend, modify, or end the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002, which requires insurers to make terrorism coverage available to commercial policyholders

    Dec 20, 2004

  • Research Brief

    Assessing the Effectiveness of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act

    This study simulates the expected losses from three modes of terrorist attacks and shows how the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) would distribute the resulting losses.

    Jan 1, 2004

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    Jason Thomas Barnosky

    Senior Political Scientist
    Education PhD in political science, Brown University; BA in political science, New York University

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    Lisa Bernard

    Research editor
    Education J.D. in law, University of Pittsburgh; M.A. in education, College of William and Mary; B.A. in philosophy, College of William and Mary

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    Joseph C. Chang

    Senior Physical Scientist
    Education PhD in computational science and informatics, George Mason University; MS in meteorology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; BS in atmospheric science, National Taiwan University

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    Ryan Consaul

    Senior International/Defense Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.A. in national security studies, University of Kentucky

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    Jayme Fuglesten

    Director, Congressional Relations
    Education M.P.P., George Washington University; B.A. in political science, University of Minnesota

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    Douglas C. Ligor

    Senior Behavioral/Social Scientist
    Education J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law; B.S. in economics, United States Military Academy, West Point

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    Daniel M. Gerstein

    Senior Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in biodefense, George Mason University; M.S. in national security, National Defense University; M.M.A.S. in national security strategy, U.S. Army Command & General Staff College; M.S. in operations research, Georgia Institute of Technology; B.S. in engineering, United States Military Academy

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    Robert C. Parker

    Adjunct Staff
    Education BS in management w/honors, U.S. Coast Guard Academy; MA in national security & strategic studies, U.S. Naval War College

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    Laura Patton

    Legislative Analyst
    Education M.A. in global security studies, Johns Hopkins University; B.A. in government and history, Franklin & Marshall College

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    Blas Nunez-Neto

    Senior Policy Researcher
    Education M.G.A. in government administration, Fels Institute of Government, University of Pennsylvania; B.A. in political science and English, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania

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    Henry H. Willis

    Director, Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC) Strategy, Policy, and Operations Program; Senior Policy Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in engineering and public policy, Carnegie Mellon University; M.A. in environmental engineering and science, University of Cincinnati; B.A. in chemistry and environmental sciences, University of Pennsylvania

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    Christopher M. Schnaubelt

    Senior Political Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in political science, University of California Santa Barbara; M.S.S. in strategic studies, U.S. Army War College