Donald Stevens

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Senior Engineer
Santa Monica Office


B.S. in mechanical engineering, University of Southern California

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Donald Stevens is a senior engineer at the RAND Corporation. In his career at RAND, he 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 Positions

Director, Aerosystems Modernization Program, RAND Project AIR FORCE

Selected Publications

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

Recent Media Appearances

Interviews: KCBS; KNX; Korean television; KTLA/WB; NPR