John Bordeaux

John Bordeaux

Senior Management Scientist; Professor of Policy Analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School

John Bordeaux (he/him) is a senior management scientist at RAND and a professor of policy analysis at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. 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.


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

Concurrent Non-RAND Positions

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Walsh College

Selected Work

  • Romanosky, Sasha, John Bordeaux, Michael J. D. Vermeer, Jonathan W. Welburn, Aaron Strong, and Zev Winkelman, Identifying Critical IT Products and Services, RAND Corporation (RR-A923-2), 2022
  • Culbertson, Shelly, John Bordeaux, Italo A. Gutierrez, Andrew Lauland, Kristin J. Leuschner, Blas Nunez-Neto, and Lisa Saum-Manning, Building Back Locally: Supporting Puerto Rico's Municipalities in Post-Hurricane Reconstruction, RAND Corporation (RR-3041-DHS), 2020
  • Blumenthal, Marjory S., Jirka Taylor, Erin N. Leidy, Brent Anderson, Diana Gehlhaus, John Bordeaux, and Michael G. Shanley, Evolving the Practice of Evaluating Research-Portfolios, RAND Corporation (RB-10036-OSD), 2019
  • Blumenthal, Marjory S., Jirka Taylor, Erin N. Leidy, Brent Anderson, Diana Gehlhaus, John Bordeaux, and Michael G. Shanley, Research-Portfolio Performance Metrics: Rapid Review, RAND Corporation (RR-2370-OSD), 2019
  • Vick, Alan J., David T. Orletsky, John Bordeaux, and David A. Shlapak, Enhancing Air Power’s Contribution Against Light Infantry Targets, RAND Corporation (MR-697-AF), 1996

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