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The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decision making through research and analysis. RAND Congressional Briefings connect RAND experts with lawmakers, legislative staff, and respected opinion leaders on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., to present findings and recommendations on issues relevant to the current policy debate. For more about RAND, visit www.rand.org.

The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decision making through research and analysis. RAND Congressional Briefings connect RAND experts with lawmakers, legislative staff, and respected opinion leaders on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., to present findings and recommendations on issues relevant to the current policy debate. For more about RAND, visit www.rand.org.
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The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decision making through research and analysis. RAND Congressional Briefings connect RAND experts with lawmakers, legislative staff, and respected opinion leaders on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., to present findings and recommendations on issues relevant to the current policy debate. For more about RAND, visit www.rand.org.

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Episodes

Protecting Consumer Data: Considerations for Congress

6/8/2018
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Rebecca Balebako and John S. Davis discuss the benefits and risks of data sharing, opportunities for protecting privacy at both the personal and industry level, current U.S. laws and how they compare to European laws, and policy options for Congress.

Duration:00:25:21

Overcoming the Threats of Our Strategic Competitors

3/27/2018
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David Ochmanek discusses challenges posed to U.S. force planning by China, Russia, North Korea, Iran, and Salafist-Jihadi groups; and weapon systems and posture enhancements that could potentially overcome those challenges.

Duration:00:31:03

Fixing What's Broken with Infrastructure Policy: Options for Congress

1/24/2018
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An infrastructure bill is on the agenda for Congress, but what problems would it fix? In this RAND Congressional Briefing, Debra Knopman discusses policies that promote and deter investment and maintenance of water and transportation infrastructure.

Duration:00:30:11

Equifax and the Data-Breach Era: How Worried Should We Be?

10/26/2017
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Large-scale data breaches like those of Equifax and OPM compromised the personal data of millions of people. What can be done to improve the response to such breaches?

Duration:00:31:37

North Korea's Continuous Provocations

7/17/2017
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In this July 17th, 2017 congressional briefing, Bruce W. Bennett, Senior International/Defense Researcher, discusses North Korea's nuclear missile programs, its changing relationship with China, and implications for U.S. policy.

Duration:00:31:33

States vs. the Federal Government: Marijuana Legalization in the United States

6/9/2017
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In this June 9th, 2017 congressional briefing, Beau Kilmer, codirector of the RAND Drug Policy Research Center, provides an overview of recent changes in marijuana policies as well as options for the federal government.

Duration:00:20:35

Informing Investments in High-Quality Preschool

5/5/2017
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Lynn Karoly presents findings from her research, which compiles the most reliable evidence concerning the effects of high-quality preschool programs on participating children and the associated costs, benefits, and economic returns.

Duration:00:35:30

Repeal, Replace, Repair, or Improve? The Future of the ACA

3/17/2017
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RAND senior economist Christine Eibner discusses the use of economic modeling to predict how individuals and employers will respond to major health care policy changes as the new administration reassesses the Affordable Care Act.

Duration:00:30:34

Getting to Yes with China in Cyberspace: Is It Possible?

5/12/2016
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In this May 2016 congressional briefing, RAND experts Scott W. Harold and Martin Libicki discuss the differing perspectives and interests of the United States and China in cyberspace.

Duration:00:31:13

Meeting the Health Care Needs of America's Veterans: A Summary of Three RAND Assessments Conducted Under the Veterans Choice Act

2/18/2016
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Senior policy researcher Carrie Farmer discusses RAND's findings from three assessments conducted under the Veterans Choice Act.

Duration:00:23:45

Lessening the Risk of Refugee Radicalization

2/16/2016
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Senior political scientist Barbara H. Sude discusses historical examples of radicalization among refugee groups, factors that can increase the risk of radicalization, measures to reduce the risk, and considerations for policymakers and legislators.

Duration:00:23:50

United States and China: Trends in Military Competition

10/14/2015
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Eric Heginbotham discusses relative U.S. and Chinese military capabilities, including the evolution of Chinese military capabilities and steps the United States can take to limit the impact of a growing Chinese military on deterrence.

Duration:00:30:16

Lessons from a Hacker: Cyber Concepts for Policymakers

10/1/2015
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In this September 2015 congressional briefing, RAND's Lillian Ablon discusses the basics of cyber and information security and provides insights into some of the complexities of cybersecurity policymaking.

Duration:00:36:01

Strategic Rethink: Choices for America in a Turbulent World

8/6/2015
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Ambassador James Dobbins discusses the report he coauthored with Howard Shatz and David Ochmanek, Choices for America in a Turbulent World.

Duration:00:27:08

The Use of Long-Range Armed Drones: Fact v. Myth

3/10/2015
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A panel of RAND experts discuss the effect of armed drones on global warfare, whether U.S. policy on armed drones shapes the way other nations deploy them, and the sale of armed drones to allies.

Duration:00:26:15

Reauthorizing ESEA: Congress' Role in Improving Assessments, Accountability, and Teaching Effectiveness

2/18/2015
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Education experts at RAND discuss the limitations of current accountability policies and how a reauthorized Elementary and Secondary Education Act could promote more effective policies.

Duration:00:29:28

Premium Tax Credits and the Affordable Care Act: The Potential Ramifications of King v. Burwell

2/3/2015
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Christine Eibner discusses the role of premium tax credits in ensuring stability in the individual health insurance marketplace and the ramifications of King v. Burwell on the Affordable Care Act.

Duration:00:20:51

Insights About Marijuana Legalization in the United States

1/21/2015
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In this January 2015 Congressional Briefing, RAND researchers Beau Kilmer and Jonathan Caulkins present an overview of their new report, Considering Marijuana Legalization: Insights for Vermont and Other Jurisdictions.

Duration:00:34:51

Congressional Options and Their Likely Consequences for a Nuclear Deal with Iran

12/16/2014
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In this December 2014 Congressional Briefing, Larry Hanauer identifies and assesses eight potential courses of action that Congress could take that might either facilitate, hinder, or block implementation of a nuclear deal with Iran.

Duration:00:31:19

The Future of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act: Expiration, Reauthorization, Modification

6/11/2014
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In this June 2014 Congressional Briefing, RAND experts presented findings from their recent work on the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) and discuss the different outcomes if TRIA were to be reauthorized, modified, or allowed to expire.

Duration:00:53:16