Conventional wisdom says that technology innovates and disrupts, while public policy regulates and controls. What might a better integration of the commercial tech sector with the policy community look like?
Mar 18, 2016
Andrea Abler (she/her) is a technical analyst at the RAND Corporation where she contributes to policy research through modeling and simulation, operations research methods, project management assistance, and political cartoon illustration. Her research interests include emerging technology, decision sciences, and military logistics. Prior to joining RAND, Abler worked as an operations research analyst at the U.S. Army's TRADOC Analysis Center (TRAC) and graduated with honors from the U.S. Army Logistics University's ORSA Military Applications Course (ORSA-MAC).
Abler holds an M.A. in security studies from Georgetown University, an M.S. in physical oceanography from the University of California, San Diego, and bachelor's degrees in physics and history from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
Lillian Ablon and Andrea A. Golay, "Wonks and geeks: examining commercial technology stakeholders perceptions of and interactions with public policy," Science and Public Policy, 2017