9/11 Patriot Day – In memory of those who lost their lives that day, We remember.
ISN: “Dr Gregory Treverton, Director of the RAND Center for Global Risk and Security, discusses the adjustments and initiatives made by the intelligence community in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks in the US. He further considers some of the important challenges this community faces in implementing a strategic shift to share more information across agencies and even between countries.”
“RAND Corporation (Research ANd Development) is a nonprofit global policy think tank first formed to offer research and analysis to the United States armed forces by Douglas Aircraft Company. It is currently financed by the U.S. government and private endowment, corporations including the healthcare industry, universities and private individuals. The organization has long since expanded to working 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 hard sciences into novel applications in other areas; that is, via applied science and operations research. RAND has been led since 1989 by Dr. James Thomson, a physicist. The second in command of the organization since 1993 has been Michael D. Rich.
RAND has approximately 1,600 employees and three principal North American locations: Santa Monica, California (headquarters); Arlington, Virginia; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The RAND Gulf States Policy Institute has offices in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Jackson, Mississippi. RAND Europe is located in Cambridge, United Kingdom, and Brussels, Belgium. The RAND-Qatar Policy Institute is in Doha, Qatar. RAND’s newest offices are in Boston, Massachusetts, Abu Dhabi, The United Arab Emirates, and Mexico City, Mexico, a representative office.”
Sources: ISN – http://www.isn.ethz.ch/isn/ – Wikipdedia
Photo Credit: DSC_0353 By Thomas Ormston / FlickR – Photo Taken near Ground Zero,in the Financial District – 2006