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Title Using pattern analysis and systematic randomness to allocate U.S. border security resources / Joel B. Predd [and others].

Imprint Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2012.

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Description 1 online resource (xv, 46 pages) : color illustrations.
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Series Technical report ; TR-1211-DHS
Technical report (Rand Corporation) ; TR-1211-DHS.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on March 5, 2012).
Summary The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is responsible for protecting U.S. borders against terrorist threats, criminal endeavors, illegal immigration, and contraband. Unfortunately, due to budgetary and other resource constraints, it cannot "see and be" everywhere at once. In response, the Office of Border Patrol (OBP) is investigating how pattern and trend analysis and systematic randomness can be used to position border security personnel and equipment in the places and at the times they will be most effective. A RAND study examined how these techniques affect interdiction rates, incorporating results from a RAND-developed agent-based simulation model of the interaction of border patrol agents and illegal smugglers. The model allowed an exploration of how interdiction rates differ across thousands of scenarios that vary by the number of patrols, the rate of illegal flow, the size of the border, and the approach OBP takes to using pattern and trend analysis and systematic randomness. The analysis shows how approaches that combine these two techniques yield higher interdiction rates than approaches using either technique alone, and it identifies circumstances in which combined approaches are competitive with perfect surveillance.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 45-46).
Contents Introduction -- Resource allocation, pattern analysis, and systematic randomness -- Simulation model of OBP patrol-smuggler interaction -- Findings from the analysis of the simulation model -- Comparison of border patrol stations -- Experimental design for evaluating the contributions of pattern analysis and systematic randomness -- Conclusions and recommendations.
Language English.
Subject United States. Department of Homeland Security -- Personnel management -- Mathematical models.
United States. Department of Homeland Security. (OCoLC)fst01802760
Border security -- United States -- Mathematical models.
Personnel management -- Mathematical models. (OCoLC)fst01058826
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Political Science.
Law, Politics & Government.
Immigration & Emigration.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Predd, Joel Benjamin, 1979-
RAND Homeland Security and Defense Center.
Rand Corporation.
Added Title Using pattern analysis and systematic randomness to allocate US border security resources
Using pattern analysis and systematic randomness to allocate United States border security resources
Other Form: Print version: 9780833068415
Print version: 0833068415
ISBN 9780833077738 (electronic bk.)
0833077732 (electronic bk.)
9780833068415
0833068415

 
    
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