Military Information Technology Systems


RAND was at the forefront of early computer science and information technology innovations, building computers in the 1950s to improve researchers' military modeling capabilities and developing data communications technologies that were the forerunner of the Internet. Today, RAND researchers provide objective evaluations to military leadership and recommend policies and best practices to support continued technological innovation, adoption, and protection of critical military systems.

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    Software Cost Estimation and Sizing Methods: Issues and Guidelines

    Recommends an approach to improving the utility and accuracy of software cost estimates by exposing uncertainty (in understanding the project) and reducing the risks associated with developing the estimates.

    Jul 25, 2005

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    Opportunities Created by GPS for U.S. Defense, Commercial, and Foreign Policy Interests

    Since the Global Positioning System (GPS) was originally deployed to aid U.S. armed forces in navigation and position location, it has evolved into a resource supporting civil, scientific, and commercial functions—from air traffic control to the Internet—with precision location and timing information.

    Nov 30, 1995

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    The MIND System: A Grammar-Rule Language

    Description of the MIND Grammar-Rule Language (MGRL), including parsing procedure and grammar rules.

    Dec 31, 1969

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    The Systems Research Laboratory and Its Program

    This memorandum describes a research program and the laboratory in which the program is being pursued.

    Jan 7, 1952

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    James Dimarogonas

    Senior Engineer; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education PhD in systems science and applied mathematics, Washington University; MSc in mechanical engineering, Washington University; BSc in mechanical engineering, Washington University; MBA in public policy, University Of California Irvine

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    Curt Havard

    Director, IT Infrastructure Operations
    Education BA in business/information technology, California Lutheran University

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    Jacob L. Heim

    Defense Policy Researcher
    Education B.A. in mathematics, Amherst College; M.A. in international relations, Johns Hopkins University

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    Krista S. Langeland

    Associate Physical Scientist
    Education A.L.B. in natural sciences, Harvard University; Ph.D. in materials science, California Institute of Technology

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    Igor Mikolic-Torreira

    Senior Fellow; Affiliate Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in mathematics, California Institute of Technology; B.A. in mathematics, Sacred Heart University

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    Joel B. Predd

    Director, Acquisition and Technology Policy Center; Senior Engineer
    Education Ph.D. in electrical engineering, Princeton University; B.S. in electrical engineering, Purdue University

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    Erik Silfversten

    Senior Analyst
    Education M.Sci. in international relations and global issues, University of Nottingham

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    Sarah Soliman

    Technical Analyst
    Education M.Phil. in technology policy, University of Cambridge; B.S. in computer engineering, West Virginia University; B.S. in biometric systems, West Virginia University