William Welser IV
William (Bill) Welser IV is the research department director of the Engineering and Applied Sciences (EAS) Department and a senior management systems analyst at the RAND Corporation. As director of EAS, he is responsible for roughly 160 professional research staff. He is also a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Current research projects include informing the future global force posture for USSOCOM, evaluating technology and market trends related to space-based sensors and capabilities, designing applications for secure information sharing using beyond state of the art cryptographic algorithms and protocols. Past research has covered topics such as F-22 and F-35 maintenance and sustainment, space debris mitigation and remediation, vulnerabilities of space systems, operationally responsive space, and medical logistics support to the U.S. military and embassy personnel around the globe. Welser separated from the U.S. Air Force in July 2007. In the Air Force, he was responsible for program management, business development, systems engineering, and procurement and production of advanced technologies. His service included time spent at both the Space and Missile Systems Center and the Electronic Systems Center. In 2004, he was recognized by USAF Space Command with the Arthur S. Flemming Award for Outstanding Achievement in Applied Science. Welser received his B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Virginia, his M.B.A. from Boston College, and his M.S. in finance from Boston College.
- Medical supply chain and logistics
- Technology policy for access to and use of space
- Fifth-generation aircraft maintenance