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.

“Russia is seeking to remake its image by exploiting Afghan disappointment with the dismal results of the post-9/11 intervention by the U.S. and its allies.”

“This report investigates humanitarian and stabilization needs in Iraq, through a case study of Mosul, and offers recommendations for immediate actions for stabilization.”

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.