Bruce J. Held

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Deputy Director, RAND Arroyo Center; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office

Education

J.D., University of Maryland School of Law; M.S. in aerospace engineering, Stanford University; B.S. in general engineering and Russian, United States Military Academy, West Point

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Overview

Bruce J. Held is a senior policy researcher at the RAND Corporation, the deputy director of RAND Arroyo Center, and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Since coming to RAND, he has focused his research efforts on defense acquisition, industrial base, and research and development (R&D) policy. Prior to joining RAND, Held worked in private industry as market planner and as a systems engineer. He is a former Army officer who, in addition to combat unit command and staff positions, spent seven years of his Army career conducting and managing R&D efforts—first as an armor technology manager at the Army Research Laboratory and then in a program management office developing tank guns and ammunition. Held received his B.S. from the United States Military Academy, West Point; his M.S. in aerospace engineering from Stanford University; and his J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law.

Previous Positions

Market Planning Manager, United Defense

Recent Projects

  • DoD's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program

Selected Publications

Bruce Held et al., Evaluation and Recommendations for Improvement of the Department of Defense Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program, RAND Corporation (DB-490-OSD), 2007

Bruce J. Held et al., Proposed Missions and Organization of the U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command, RAND Corporation (DB-465-A), 2005

John E. Peters et al., A Methodology for Developing Army Acquisition Strategies for an Uncertain Future, RAND Corporation (MG-532-A), 2004

W. Michael Hix et al., Rethinking Governance of the Army's Arsenals and Ammunition Plants, RAND Corporation (MR-1651-A), 2003

Bruce Held et al., Seeking Nontraditional Approaches to Collaborating and Partnering with Industry, RAND Corporation (MR-1401-A), 2003

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