Brent D. Bradley

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M.S. and B.S. in public administration, University of Southern California


Brent Bradley's long career at RAND includes positions as vice president, chief financial officer; vice president and director of RAND Project AIR FORCE; deputy vice president for Finance and Administration; associate head of the System Sciences Department; and associate head of the Resource Analysis Department. Bradley also served as RAND's ethics resources officer and managed its legal affairs and use of outside legal counsel for more than ten years. He is now an adjunct staff member serving the Office of the President and the Office of the General Counsel. He holds an M.S. and B.S. in public administration from the University of Southern California.

Research Focus


  • Journal Article

    Goldy's Portraits: Faces from the Early Years of RAND

    J. Richard Goldstein, "Goldy" was one of the major formative figures of RAND. Besides being the associate director and then vice president before he retired in 1973, Goldy was an avid photographer. He created a series of portraits of RAND associates and visitors during the 1950's and early 1960's. Many of Goldy's portraits are RAND members, trustees and government officials.


  • Report

    A New Approach to Modeling the Cost of Ownership for Aircraft Systems

    Illustrates estimation of support investment costs and recurring operations and support costs through a Model for estimating Aircraft Cost of Ownership (MACO), which also provides a framework for future research.


  • Report

    An Appraisal of Models Used in Life Cycle Cost Estimation for USAF Aircraft Systems

    Although life cycle analysis is widely used as a management tool, considerable uncertainty still exists about its effectiveness with respect to economic tradeoffs, funding decisions, and resource allocations.


  • Report

    Program Budgeting.

    A description of Program Budgeting as an attempt to place all budgetary decisions in the framework of long-range objectives. Basic to this is systems analysis, which involves a comparison of the costs and effectiveness of decision alternatives over ...


  • Report

    Some Views on Program Budgeting.

    Statement before the Assembly Committee on Ways and Means, California Legislature Hearings on Program Budgeting. Program budgeting can be used in several ways to assist the decision process and to improve conditions under which decisions are made. ...


  • Report

    Building a New Force Structure Cost Analysis Model

    A description of a new force structure cost analysis model being developed to advance the concept of force structure analysis and to facilitate its use in Air Force planning studies.