Donald Stevens is director of the Force Modernization and Employment Program within RAND Project AIR FORCE. This program examines the modernization and employment of combat systems, uninhabited aircraft, mobility assets, ISR systems, space capabilities, and cyber systems. In his 23-year career at RAND, Stevens has led research in the areas of force sizing, force mix, combat aircraft force employment, avionics requirements, electronic warfare, and aircraft survivability. In 2004, Stevens led a study examining options for improving security at Los Angeles International Airport against terrorist attacks. Prior to joining RAND, Stevens worked for ten years as a senior engineer for Northrop Corporation. Stevens received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Southern California.
Previous PositionsDirector, Aerosystems Modernization Program, RAND Project AIR FORCE
Donald Stevens et al., Implementing Security Improvement Options at Los Angeles International Airport, RAND Corporation (DB-499-1-LAWA), 2006
Donald Stevens et al., Near-Term Options for Improving Security at Los Angeles International Airport, RAND Corporation (DB-468-1-LAWA), 2004
Donald Stevens et al., The Next-Generation Attack Fighter: Affordability and Mission Needs, RAND Corporation (MR-719-AF), 1997
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