RAND Corporation

RAND Corporation (Research ANd Development) is an American nonprofit global policy think tank originally formed by Douglas Aircraft Company to offer research and analysis to the United States Armed Forces. It is financed by the U.S. government and private endowment, corporations including the health care industry, universities and private individuals. The organization has expanded to work with other governments, private foundations, international organizations, and commercial organizations on a host of non-defense issues. RAND aims for interdisciplinary and quantitative problem solving via translating theoretical concepts from formal economics and the physical sciences into novel applications in other areas, that is, via applied science and operations research.

Continue on for 7 videos covering this 27 June RAND conference.

The Army will need more cybersecurity personnel in the future than it has today and will need to continually adjust its strategies for recruiting, training, and qualifying cyber specialists.

“Social media analysis has significant potential to support military information operations by providing a window into perspectives, thoughts, and communications.”

New RAND report by Ben Connable, Natasha Lander and Kimberly Jackson.

“The Regionally Aligned Force Concept can help the Army more effectively undertake its Security Cooperation missions.”

“To achieve key national security objectives, the U.S. government and U.S. Department of Defense must effectively and credibly communicate with a broad range of foreign audiences.”