RAND Corporation

Santa Monica, CA   |  www.rand.org

Mission

The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous. RAND is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and committed to the public interest. We rely on philanthropic support to reach beyond the scope of client-sponsored work to tackle questions that may be too big, too complex, or too new for our clients to address.

Ruling year info

1950

Principal Officer

Michael D. Rich

Main address

1776 Main Street PO Box 2138

Santa Monica, CA 90407 USA

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EIN

95-1958142

NTEE code info

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (W05)

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Education & the Arts

RAND's research spans pre-K, K-12, and higher education, and covers policy issues such as assessment and accountability, choice-based and standards-based school reform, vocational training, and the value of arts education and policy in sustaining and promoting a well-rounded community. RAND's research portfolio includes work on early childhood education and out-of-school time; the design, implementation, evaluation, and costs of high- and middle-school reforms; supply, demand, quality and pay-for-performance of principals and teachers; computer-based interventions and data-based decisionmaking; and choice-based reforms such as charter schools, vouchers, schools of choice, and private-sector management. RAND has conducted a number of research projects for and with the Pittsburgh Public Schools, including an assessment of the performance of the districts' schools, a study of the districts' graduation rates, and a project focused on improving arts learning opportunities for students.

Population(s) Served

RAND Health conducts research that advances understanding of health behaviors and examines how the organization and financing of care affect costs, quality, and outcomes. RAND and the University of Pittsburgh Schools of Health Sciences have created the RAND-University of Pittsburgh Health Institute (RUPHI), which supports collaborative research conducted by experts at both organizations. RUPHI, the Allegheny County Department of Human Services, and local managed care organizations built a model maternal and child health care system for the county. RAND, in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh's Office of Child Development, examined the status of childhood blood lead level screening, reporting, and surveillance in Allegheny County and offered recommendations for improving these processes. Currently RAND, in partnership with the Hill House Association, is studying the impact a new full-service grocery store will have on the health of residents in the Hill District.

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RAND's international affairs experts study global economies and trade, space and maritime security, diplomacy, global health and education, nation-building, and regional security and stability. RAND analyzes the effectiveness of U.S. policies focused on global affairs, policies of other countries, and international organizations such as the UN, NATO, and the European Union. Recent work has addressed the challenges faced by coalition forces in Afghanistan, India's economic rise, and the radicalization of terrorists and extremists. The results of RAND's international affairs work are widely disseminated and regularly presented in public events, with the objective of enhancing public appreciation for these complex issues.

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RAND's energy and environmental analyses help contextualize the effects of existing and proposed energy policies on the environment. Areas of focus include energy resources and systems; environmental quality and regulation; water resources planning and management; air quality concerns; climate change policy; economic development and sustainability; natural hazards and disasters; waste management; and land and ecological resource management. Recent work has addressed nuclear waste management; extracting energy from shale gas; and estimation of greenhouse gas emissions from alternative fuels.

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Maintaining an effective military largely depends on the well-being of its service members, veterans, and their families. Uncertainty surrounding deployments, long work hours, and family separation causes significant stress on military personnel and has negative effects on retention. RAND is a resource for research and policy recommendations on a wide variety of challenges faced by military members, spouses, and their children, including readiness for deployment; quality and cost-effective health care for current and retired military personnel and their families; the mental health and cognitive needs of U.S. service members returning from Afghanistan and Iraq; the health and employment problems that hinder veterans' reintegration into civilian life; the role of military spouses; and the need for military-sponsored child care.

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Awards

Good Government Award 2010

League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh

Top Work Places 2011

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Financials

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RAND Corporation

Board of directors
as of 1/12/2015
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Karen Elliott House

Chairman and CEO, Technovation, Inc.; Former U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Acquistion and Technology

Term: Apr 2009 - Apr 2013

Barbara Barrett

President and CEO, Triple Creek Ranch; Former U.S. Ambassador to Finland

Richard Danzig

Senior Advisor, Center for a New American Security; Former U.S. Secretary of the Navy

Francis Fukuyama

Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow, The Freeman Spolgli Institute for International Studies, Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, Stanford University

Pedro Greer

Associate Dean for Community Engagement, Florida International University College of Medicine

Bonnie Hill

President, B. Hill Enterprises, LLC

Ann Korologos

Chairman Emeritus, The Aspen Institute; Former U.S. Secretary of Labor

Peter Lowy

Co-Chief Executive Officer, Westfield, LLC

Michael Lynton

Chief Executive Officer, Sony Entertainment, Inc.; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Ronald Olson

Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

Mary Peters

Mary Peters Consulting Group LLC; Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation

Michael Rich

President and Chief Executive Officer, RAND Corporation

David Richards

Private Investor

Leonard Schaeffer

Senior Advisor, TPG Capital; Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, WellPoint

Kenneth Feinberg

Founder and Managing Partner, Feinberg Rozen, LLP

Philip Lader

Chairman, The WPP Group; Senior Advisor, Morgan Stanley International; Partner, Nelson, Mullens, Riley & Scarborough; Former U.S. Ambassador to the Court of St. James's

Michael Leiter

Senior Counselor to the Chief Executive Officer, Palantir Technologies; Former Director, U.S. National Counterterrorism Center

James Loy

Admiral, United States Coast Guard, Retired; Senior Counselor, The Cohen Group; Former Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Donald Rice

Retired President and Chief Executive Officer, Agensys, Inc.; Former U.S. Secretary of the Air Force

Hector Ruiz

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Bull Ventures, LLC; Former Chairman, GLOBALFOUNDRIES; Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

Karen House

Former Publisher, The Wall Street Journal; Former Senior Vice President, Dow Jones and Company, Inc.