Ryan Consaul

Ryan Consaul
Senior International/Defense Researcher
Washington Office


M.A. in national security studies, University of Kentucky; B.A. in international studies/political science, Virginia Military Institute


Ryan Consaul is a senior international/defense researcher at RAND. Previously, he served as a subcommittee staff director on the House Homeland Security Committee's Oversight and Management Efficiency Subcommittee where he led the Committee's oversight of the Department of Homeland Security's management activities including acquisition management; information technology; financial systems; human capital; employee integrity; and issues of waste, fraud, and abuse. Consaul was responsible for drafting legislation to reform DHS's acquisition process, improve DHS vehicle management, and authorize department management activities, among other critical areas.

Prior to the committee, Consaul was a senior analyst at the Government Accountability Office leading evaluations of DHS and DOD programs. His work included analysis of TSA's behavior detection program, DHS credentials, access controls at military installations, defense biometrics, and naval acquisition programs, among other issues.

Consaul holds a Master's Degree in National Security Studies from the University of Kentucky's Patterson School of Diplomacy and is a graduate of Virginia Military Institute.

Honors & Awards

  • 2019 Bronze Medal Award, RAND Corporation
  • 2022 Bronze Medal Award, RAND Corporation