Paul Brenner

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Senior Management Scientist
Washington Office


B.S. in civil engineering, Princeton University; M.S. in operations engineering, University of Michigan; M.S. in management, MIT


Paul Brenner is a senior management scientist at the RAND Corporation. Brenner focuses on government’s management of science and technology, including best practices for technology development, acquisition programs, R&D portfolio management, program evaluation, and risk management. He has supported Homeland Security programs since 2004, working with several DHS components as well as other Departments. He has led technical consulting organizations with over 150 staff supporting multiple government agencies.


  • Healthcare workers take part in a rehearsal for the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis, Indiana, December 11, 2020, photo by Bryan Woolston/Reuters

    COVID-19 Vaccination: Expect the Unexpected

    With emergency use authorization for the first COVID-19 vaccine now in place, states and localities have turned their focus to the logistics of dispensing it as quickly as feasible. Still, uncertainties abound. It is essential to build a process of learning into the plan.

    Dec 15, 2020 The RAND Blog