Like many RAND projects, this study relied on the efforts and contributions of a number of individuals inside RAND beyond those who are listed as authors of the chapters, as well as a variety of people outside of RAND who made critical contributions to the study.
First, we would like to acknowledge the contribution of our colleague and co–project leader for the study, Gregory Treverton. Greg’s involvement significantly shaped the conduct of the project, and his experience and views were instrumental in shaping elements of the analyses included in this volume. In addition to the individual authors listed on the chapters, other RAND staff made important contributions to the conduct of the project, including, in alphabetical order, Mike Hix, Gordon T. Lee, Andrew R. Morral, John Parachini, K. Jack Riley, Lynn M. Scott, Douglas Shontz, Jerry M. Sollinger, and Katharine Watkins Webb. As part of the review of the various project documents and reports by experts both inside and outside RAND, Daniel Byman, James B. Bruce, Charles Nemfakos, Paul C. Light, and Paul R. Pillar all made important contributions to our thinking.
During our research, we reached out to experts and practitioners in the relevant fields and spoke to a wide range of individuals, only some of whom we can identify by name. A number of individuals inside and outside government at the federal, state, and local levels gave generously of their time and expertise in interviews with various project team members. However, because interviews were conducted on a not-for-attribution basis, we do not name those contributors in this monograph. The project also benefited from the involvement of a panel