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Choosing a New Organization for Management and Disposition of Commercial and Defense High-Level Radioactive Materials

by Lynn E. Davis Michael D. Greenberg Tom Latourrette Laurel E. Miller Noreen Clancy Debra Knopman Paul Steinberg Bruce R. Nardulli Abby Doll Zhimin Mao

Finding ways to safely store and ultimately dispose of nuclear waste remains a matter of considerable debate. This volume describes the steps needed to design a new, single-purpose organization to manage and dispose of commercial and defense high-level radioactive materials and examines three models for such an organization--federal government corporation, federally chartered private corporation, and independent government agency.

Combating Terrorism: How Prepared Are State and Local Response Organizations?

by Lois M. Davis Sarah K. Cotton Paul Steinberg Jennifer E. Pace Louis T. Mariano

Organizations varied in how they financed these efforts--some increased internal spending or reallocated resources--and in receipt of external funding.

Meeting Funder Compliance

by Paul Steinberg Sandraluz Lara-Cinisomo

Funders financially support nonprofit organizations to further mutual goals of implementing programs and providing services; as such, nonprofits must meet certain compliance requirements. This case study, the first of its kind, examines the management processes of one nonprofit as it strives to meet funder compliance requirements, and presents recommendations and survey instruments to assess and improve the quality and efficiency of these processes.

Securing America's Passenger-Rail Systems

by Brian A. Jackson K. Jack Riley Jeremy M. Wilson Paul Steinberg Mel Eisman

U.S. communities depend on reliable, safe, and secure rail systems. Each weekday, more than 12 million passengers take to U.S. railways. This book explains a framework for security planners and policymakers to guide cost-effective rail-security planning, specifically for the risk of terrorism. Risk is a function of threat, vulnerability, and consequences. This book focuses on addressing vulnerabilities and limiting consequences.

Toward a Comparison of DNA Profiling and Databases in the United States and England

by Carl Matthies Paul Steinberg Emma Disley Jeremiah Goulka

RAND researchers explored the U.S. and English forensic DNA analysis systems to find out whether England has capitalized more fully on their crime-fighting potential than the U.S. system, processing samples more quickly and providing more database hits for law enforcement.

Understanding the Public Health Implications of Prisoner Reentry in California

by Lois M. Davis Kathryn Pitkin Derose Paul Steinberg Malcolm V. Williams Nancy Nicosia

Examines the health care needs of newly released California prisoners; the communities most affected by reentry and the health care safety net of those communities; the critical roles that health care providers, other social services, and family members play in successful reentry; and the effects of reentry on the children and families of incarcerated individuals. Recommends how to improve access for this population in the current fiscal environment.

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