Before coming to RAND, Dwayne Butler served in the U.S. Army for 20 years. In this interview, he discusses how his military career prepared him for the research he is doing now on organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion.
This study used a variety of data sources and interviews with squadron, group, and wing commanders to develop recommendations for how the Air Force can address commander responsibilities, improve commander preparation, and refine resource monitoring.
This RAND Europe study, conducted with the Saatchi Institute, examines organisational capacity assessment. As well as exploring the role of culture and communication in improving performance, the study also offers an outline of a diagnostic tool.
Economist Nicholas Burger has been appointed director of the Washington office of the nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corporation. Burger is a senior economist, associate director of RAND Labor and Population program and director of the RAND Center for Research and Policy in International Development.
The RAND Corporation has received a $3 million gift from health care executive Leonard D. Schaeffer to help endow RAND's employee recognition awards. The top award, given annually to two individuals or employee groups, will be renamed the Leonard Schaeffer Medals in recognition of the gift.
RAND Corporation analysts estimated school district costs for putting in place and operating principal pipelines based on data collected from six urban districts that participated in The Wallace Foundation's Principal Pipeline Initiative.
Leaders in business, government, academia, and philanthropy gathered at RAND's headquarters in Santa Monica to pay tribute to the seven-decade relationship between RAND and the U.S. Air Force. Panelists discussed the importance of trusted advice to inform national security descisonmaking.
Airmen are underrepresented in senior joint positions critical to shaping U.S. national security strategy and warfighting capability. Increasing competitiveness for senior joint positions may entail risks and will require cultural transformation.
To help the Air Force increase representation in the most-senior joint positions, this report quantifies Air Force representation in those positions and recommends how the Air Force might control factors shaping joint leader selection.
The RAND Corporation Board of Trustees has elected two new members: Mala Gaonkar, an investment industry executive, and Michael E. Leiter, a lawyer and former director of the National Counterterrorism Center.
Daniel Grunfeld, a Los Angeles attorney with three decades of legal, community-building and policymaking experience, has joined RAND as the Executive Vice Dean for Strategy and Partnerships of the Pardee RAND Graduate School.
This toolkit provides a very brief overview of how to identify concepts that should be measured by policymakers, how to evaluate measures, and how to identify new measures that can contribute to better-informed decisions, plans, and assessments.
To help the Department of State mature its enterprisewide lessons-learned capabilities, this report explores best practices across fields of organizational theory and within both public and private organizations.
RAND President and CEO Michael Rich offers a year-end assessment of RAND's impact, highlighting ways in which the organization's findings and recommendations are helping to improve the health, security, and prosperity of individuals and communities throughout the world. This Year in Review reflects on RAND's achievements in 2016.
Building the morale of the Department of Homeland Security workforce should be a priority of the incoming leadership team. Strong communication with career employees, team building, and demonstrating respect for work that has already been done is needed.