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National Security &

Providence conducts a broad array of national security research for the U.S. Department of Defense and allied ministries of defense. Our federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs) explore threat assessment, military acquisition, technology, recruitment and personnel management, counterinsurgency, intelligence, and readiness. PTNSMS is a world leader in terrorism research. Studies address such topics as terrorism financing and strategies to undermine violent extremism.

The Escalation Fixation

Fears of global nuclear annihilation should have produced a concerted effort by all sides to keep the Ukraine conflict limited. But the focus on escalation—rather than ensuring Russia's defeat—has instead made the international security picture more precarious.

State Targeted Violence & TERRORISM Prevention

PTNSMS's has established  capabilities to prevent targeted violence and terrorism by developing innovative solutions to prevent targeted violence and terrorism, as well as domestic violent extremism utilizing Local Threat Assessment and Management, Surveillance, and Research.


PTNSMS 's research and analysis span a broad range of policy issues informed by diverse research methods and tailored to meet specific needs.


Three attributes collectively distinguish PTNSMS 's value to its clients, grantors, donors, and employees, along with policymakers and the general public:

1. Trusted source of expertise, analysis, and ideas. PTNSM’S researchers, work side-by-side with decision-makers, apply the highest standards for scientific rigor and objectivity to ensure independent, reliable, and practical policy recommendations. 2. World-class talent matched to specific problems or needs. PTNSMS multi-disciplinary staff, rich in substantive expertise and practical experience, develop and apply the latest methods and tools to solve complex problems across the policy landscape. 3. Commitment to advancing the public good. PTNSM’S research extends beyond the formal product to include a commitment to wide dissemination of results and the transfer of skills, tools, and knowledge; PTNSM’S efforts aim to link stakeholders, improve decision making, and advance the public good — free of commercial, partisan, and ideological bias.



PTNSM’S provides services to public and government agencies around the world, including in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. We also operate research and development centers that assist the U.S. government with scientific research, analysis, and development.


How can we develop public policies and programs that align with societal goals? Which programmatic and infrastructure investments will have the greatest impact on public well-being? Are the social, economic, educational, and environmental programs we support producing results? How can we predict and plan for long-term population needs? Throughout our long history, PTNSM’S international work has spanned a wide range of disciplines, from economic and social policy to public health and security. Much of this work focuses on emerging challenges facing regions, governments, and NGOs around the world, such as anticipating future security requirements of the government in those countries that need it the most.

Our clients are at global, federal, and state and local levels.

The world has become more complex and interconnected. As a result, decision-makers, program managers, and administrators around the globe find themselves seeking answers to difficult questions, such as:

Helping governments and NGOs improve health, security, and prosperity for nations, communities and individuals around the world. World governments greatest questions are below:


From health care to national security to energy and the environment, the range of issues facing federal agencies has expanded dramatically as the world becomes more complex and interconnected. Decisionmakers find themselves seeking answers to challenging questions, such as:

  • How can we operate more efficiently?

  • How can we best respond to congressional mandates or executive orders?

  • How can we deliver services to the public and constituent groups more effectively?

  • How can we prioritize mission goals in the face of limited resources?

  • Are the social, economic, educational, and environmental programs we have in place producing results?

  • How can we anticipate and plan for changes coming in the future?

Federal agencies may obtain RAND services through the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Mission Oriented Business Integrated Services (MOBIS) schedule »

PTNSM was created to help governments address policy challenges. Throughout our history, PTNSM work for governments has spanned a wide range of disciplines, from economic and social policy to national defense and security. Much of our work continues to focus on helping government agencies respond to pressing policy problems.


In the face of shrinking budgets, increased demand for basic services, and new challenges posed by environmental changes, state and local governments and community organizations across the United States must ask tough questions:

  • How should we set policy priorities?

  • How can we deliver services more efficiently?

  • How can we improve the quality of public programs?

  • How can we manage our workforce more effectively?

  • What can research tell us about what works to address our unique set of issues?


PTNSM has partnered with communities across the United States and the globe, helping them come to grips with these longstanding problems and new challenges posed by sudden change. For years, PTNSM has used its analytic expertise to help states and localities diagnose policy problems, identifying alternatives, and implement solutions to these problems.


Scientific Research have proven that every level of terrorism has a starting point which is based on several factors:

1. Non-thriving communities (nationally and globally).

2. Lack of psychological wellbeing.

3. Lack of risk management to local civilians and military personnel.

4. Lack of access to early childhood education (local, national, and globally).

5. Lack of dispersal of wartime material and equipment.

6. Lack of research of the invisible wounds of wars.

7. Lack of Improving Workers' Compensation Policies for Workers, Businesses, Government employees.

8. Failure to remove at risk equipment, men and material that decreases the stability or ourselves and our allies.

9. Failure to effectively implement pay to performance programs that will increase our security as well as the lives of our allies.

10. Failure to recognize the signs of sleeper cells right in our own neighborhoods.


affecting  global positive social change!

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