PARDEE RAND GRADUATE SCHOOL
Finding Needles in a Haystack
A Resource Allocation Methodologyto Design Strategies to Detect TerroristWeapon Development
David R. Howell
This document was submitted as a dissertation in June 2009 in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the doctoral degree in public policy analysis at the Pardee RANDGraduate School. The faculty committee that supervised and approved the dissertationconsisted of Gregory F. Treverton (Chair), Lynn E. Davis, David E. Mosher, and Walter L.Perry. Professor Kathryn Blackmond Laskey (George Mason University) was the externalreader. Financial support for this dissertation was provided by RAND's National DefenseResearch Institute.