Michael A. Wermuth

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Manager, Counterterrorism and Homeland Defense Programs, RAND National Security Research Division; Senior Social Scientist
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J.D., University of Alabama School of Law; B.S. in commerce and business administration, University of Alabama

Media Resources

This researcher is available for interviews.

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Previous Positions

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The W Mark Corporation; Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Drug Enforcement Policy); Deputy Assistant Attorney General (Legislative Affairs); Chief Counsel, U.S. Senator Jeremiah Denton; Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve

Selected Publications

Terrence K. Kelly et al., Analysis of Department of Defense Plans and Responses to Three Potential Anthrax Incidents in March 2005: Executive Summary, RAND Corporation (MG-445.1), 2006

Michael A. Wermuth, Enhancing Emergency Preparedness in California: Testimony presented to the California Little Hoover Commission, January 26, 2006, RAND Corporation (CT-253), 2006

Michael A. Wermuth, The Department of Homeland Security: The Road Ahead. Testimony presented to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, January 26, 2005, RAND Corporation (CT-233), 2005

Lynn Davis, Michael Wermuth, Kevin O'Connell, Gregory Treverton "Terrorism and Intelligence Reform," in David Aaron, ed., Three Years After: Next Steps in the War on Terror, RAND Corporation (CF-212), 2005

Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction, Annual Reports to the President and the Congress, 1999-2003, U.S. Government and RAND

Recent Media Appearances

Interviews: Associated Press; BBC; Christian Science Monitor; CNN; Cox News Service; CQ Homeland Security Digest; Detroit Free Press; Los Angeles Times; New York Times; NPR; PBS; Washington Post