John Bordeaux

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Senior Management Scientist
Off Site Office


Ph.D. in public policy, George Mason University; M.S. in information systems, George Mason University; B.S. in governmental administration, Christopher Newport University; A.A.S. in imagery and intelligence analysis, Community College of the Air Force


John Bordeaux (he/him) is a senior management scientist at the RAND Corporation. For over 30 years, he has provided research and advisory services in strategy, knowledge management, information integration, and data governance for federal and private sector interests. Preferred methods derive from a combination of cognitive science, complexity theory, information science, and organizational cultural studies. Bordeaux has functioned as the principal investigator for studies sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (CISA), the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the Department of Defense (Army).

Focus areas include strategic planning, technology strategy, organizational decision-making, information science, teaming structures, and risk analysis/assessment to include resilience engineering.

In 2008 he served as leader, Knowledge Management Working Group for the Project on National Security Reform (Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress).

Bordeaux's previous positions include associate partner with IBM's Global Business Services, director for the Stupski Foundation, and as Chief Knowledge Officer for SRA International, Inc.

Prior to this (1990-1998), he was a senior programmer analyst with the RAND Corporation, supporting defense policy analysis and wargaming events for the U.S. Department of Defense. Bordeaux served in the U.S. Air Force as an intelligence analyst from 1982-1990.

Concurrent Non-RAND Positions

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Walsh College

Previous Positions

Associate Partner, IBM Global Business Services; Director, Knowledge Innovation, Stupski Foundation; Chief Knowledge Officer, SRA International Inc.; Director, Knowledge Management. Modeling & Simulation Analysis Center; Sr. Programmer Analyst, RAND Corporation; Intelligence Analyst, USAF

Recent Projects

  • Identifying Systemically Important Critical Infrastructure
  • Defining the Office of the Chief Data Officer
  • Puerto Rico Economic & Disaster Recovery Plan
  • Developing Common Adjudicative Criteria from Risk Categories
  • Review of the U.S. Army's Suitability Fitness and Homeland Security Personnel Directive-12 Screening Programs

Selected Publications

Sasha Romanosky, John Bordeaux, Michael J. D. Vermeer, Jonathan William Welburn, Aaron Strong, Zev Winkleman, Identifying Critical IT Products and Services, RAND (RR-A923-2), 2022

Shelly Culbertson, John Bordeaux, Italo A. Gutierrez, Andrew Lauland, Kristin J. Leuschner, Blas Nunez-Neto, Lisa Saum-Manning, Building Back Locally: Supporting Puerto Rico's Municipalities in Post-Hurricane Reconstruction, RAND (RR-3041-DHS), 2020

Marjory S. Blumenthal, Jirka Taylor, Erin N. Leidy, Brent Anderson, Diana Gehlhaus, John Bordeaux, Michael G. Shanley, Evolving the Practice of Evaluating Research-Portfolios, (RB-10036-OSD), 2019

Marjory S. Blumenthal, Jirka Taylor, Erin N. Leidy, Brent Anderson, Diana Gehlhaus, John Bordeaux, Michael G. Shanley, Research-Portfolio Performance Metrics, (RR-2370-OSD), 2019

Alan J. Vick, David T. Orletsky, John Bordeaux, David A. Shlapak, Enhancing Air Power’s Contribution Against Light Infantry Targets, RAND (MR-697-AF), 1996

Honors & Awards

  • Bronze Award for Mission & Impact, The RAND Corporation