Precursors, signatures, and methods of deterring radicalization
Suspicious behavior detection at multiple levels of law enforcement
Modeling and Simulation Tools Development for Violent Activity Analysis. We are developing tools that use modeling and simulation to interpret the motivations and behaviors of violent groups and identify factors indicating that a group may engage in ideologically motivated violent activity. These tools will focus on extremist groups.
Building on Clues: Improving Methods for Law Enforcement Detection and Analysis of Terrorist Activity. We are developing analytic processes to pinpoint information contained in the "serious activity reports" generated by police units across the country. We will identify the most appropriate methods for processing, analyzing, prioritizing, and linking suspicious activity data.
Safeguarding and Securing Cyberspace
Economic analysis and modeling of cyberspace trends and policies
Potential impact of new cybersecurity policies
Data storage, access, and anonymization to protect privacy and security concerns
Data capture, data mining, and predictive analytics of cyberspace data
Geospatial modeling to research cybersecurity scenarios
Criminology and law enforcement research and consultation
Economic Analysis of Cyber Security and Private Sector. RTI is reviewing existing studies to assess the economics of cyberspace security and make recommendations to enhance previously used methodologies. This effort includes evaluating past evaluations of cybersecurity threats/vulnerabilities and associated economic cost impacts.
Ensuring Community Resilience to Disasters and Pandemics
Multiagency coordination and response
Community preparedness, response, and recovery
Human technology integration for first responders
Human-system research and engineering
Technology acceptance and integration for disaster relief and response
Radiation disaster and protection
Faith-Based Initiatives. We are helping assess and model the role of faith-based and community organizations in emergency preparedness and response.
Maintenance of Data in the World Trade Center Registry on Environmental Exposures Related to 9/11. Working with businesses near the World Trade Center, we compiled a central, unified database of persons exposed to the smoke, dust, and debris resulting from collapse of the buildings.
Securing and Managing the Nation's Border
Economic modeling and assessment of impact of immigration and labor trends
Estimating potential impact of new immigration policies and reviewing current ones
Methodologies for conducting surveys about sensitive subjects and surveying hard-to-reach populations
Identifying barriers to coordination among immigration enforcement agencies
Estimating the Impact of Immigration on the U.S. Criminal Justice System. We are assessing data on immigration status being collected by local law enforcement officials. This study aims to generate county- and state-level data on the number of illegal immigrants in the U.S. criminal justice system.
Assessing Multi-Agency Coordination Needs. We are studying coordination among immigration enforcement agencies that operate on U.S. borders. The project will identify barriers that impact how federal, state, and local agencies work together. It will also identify promising approaches for improving coordination among agencies tasked with border security and immigration enforcement.
Administering the Nation's Immigration Laws
Communication strategies for improving the flow of information about immigration and border security laws and policies
Effects of human trafficking and illegal border crossings on labor projections
File and records abstraction, analysis and consultation
Program and policy analysis and needs assessments
Conducting interviews and focus groups to study national or subpopulation opinions
Estimating Immigrant Assimilation. We are analyzing information on who migrates to the United States from Mexico and how long they stay. This study aims to help identify illegal immigrants and assess the economic impacts of illegal immigration.
Asylum Processing Study. We are analyzing existing data on asylum processing and collecting new data to estimate the efficiency of the asylum adjudication process and optimize staff allocation procedures for asylum officers.