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RAND research addresses the challenges of developing, managing, and protecting energy, transportation, water, communications, and other critical infrastructure throughout the world.

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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?

  • Debra Knopman discusses current and historical spending on infrastructure.

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    Built to Last: Planning and Funding Resilient Infrastructure

    Dec 6, 2019

    Debra Knopman and Sarah Weilant discuss current and historical congressional spending on infrastructure, four key elements for building resilience into transportation projects, and recommendations for policymakers.

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