Javed Ali

Acting Associate Director, Cyber and Intelligence Policy Center; Senior Behavioral/Social Scientist
Washington Office


B.A. in political science, University of Michigan; M.A. in international relations, American University; J.D., University of Detroit


Javed Ali is a senior behavioral/social scientist and acting associate director of the Cyber and Intelligence Policy Center at the RAND Corporation. He has over 20 years of professional experience in the Washington, D.C. area on intelligence, counterterrorism, and other national security issues. He had 16 years of federal service, including over a decade with the FBI, where he joined in 2007 as its inaugural senior national intelligence officer. While at the FBI, he also held executive-level roles on joint duty assignments in the National Counterterrorism Center and the National Security Council. Ali has a B.A. in political science from the University of Michigan, an M.A. in international relations from American University, and a J.D. from the University of Detroit School of Law.

Concurrent Non-RAND Positions

Towsley Policymaker in Residence - Fall 2018, Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan