Accession Number : ADA565117


Title :   Annual Report 2011-2012 (RAND National Security Research Division)


Corporate Author : RAND CORP ARLINGTON VA NATIONAL SECURITY RESEARCH DIV


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a565117.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 93


Abstract : The RAND National Security Research Division (NSRD) is well placed to aid DoD's leadership in exploring options for guiding the evolution of force structures to meet threats while recognizing economic constraints. NSRD's federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), the National Defense Research Institute (NDRI), has 28 years of experience supporting senior DoD decisionmakers through widely varying eras. Some aspects of the agenda--e.g., manpower and technology evaluation--go back even further at RAND. Recent or ongoing projects address such key elements of the new strategic guidance as security force assistance, long-range strike, and countering anti-access/area denial practices. If stability campaigns give way to an emphasis on high-intensity expeditionary operations, NSRD can draw on a long institutional memory of analyses supporting such operations, both through NDRI and through RAND's two other FFRDCs. For example, current NDRI projects are helping DoD rethink global force postures, building on both past research and recent capabilities developed in other FFRDC projects. If some defense assets are to be reduced, NDRI can draw on past and current work on ways to manage a drawdown. This volume presents selected examples of projects recently completed or still in progress within each of NSRD's five research centers--plus RAND's International Programs


Descriptors :   *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , *NATIONAL SECURITY , DEFENSE SYSTEMS , HOMELAND SECURITY , INTERNATIONAL , MILITARY INTELLIGENCE , MILITARY PERSONNEL , MILITARY PROCUREMENT , PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Intelligence
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE