Monika Cooper is a senior technical analyst at the RAND Corporation. She is the liaison to the Combatant Commands & NATO for the RAND National Security Research Division. Cooper has worked for the Department of Defense and more than 28 international governments in acquisition and program management. Throughout her more than 15-year career, she has merged her technical skills in life cycle engineering with her interest in futurism to forecast program performance and risk. Her professional background combines operations research with psychology, philosophy, and mathematics to form a fascinating bridge between the art and science of predicting program performance. Her experience working with high-level government officials has enabled her to take a logical approach to analyzing information contained in the collective consciousness, and provide useful insights into how asymmetric information could be sourced, implemented, and optimized for usage within the field of acquisition and strategic management.
Christopher G. Pernin, Cortney Weinbaum, John Bordeaux, Monika Cooper, Christopher Joseph Doss, Jared Mondschein, Jan Osburg, Angela Putney, Christopher Scott Adams, Sunny D. Bhatt, Emily-Kate Chiusano, Sarah W. Denton, Richard S. Girven, David Luckey, Independent Assessment of the Department of Defense Counter Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (C-sUAS) Program, RAND (RR-A1568-1 ), 2021
Krista Romita Grocholski, Scott Savitz, Jonathan P. Wong, Sydney Litterer, Raza Khan, and Monika Cooper, How to Effectively Measure the Impact of Intermediate Force Capabilities (IFCs), RAND (RR-RR-A654-1), 2022
Caolionn O'Connell, Bryan Boling, Jonathan Balk, James Broyles, Monika Cooper , Hidden Disruptions to the Supply Chain: Resistors Case Study, (RR-A466-1), 2021
Rajeev Ramchand, Sangeeta Ahluwalia, M. Avriette, Gary Cecchine, Monika Cooper, Christy Foran, Daniel Hicks, Natasha Lander, Sarita Lee , Syndromic Surveillance 2.0 Emerging Global Surveillance Strategies for Infectious Disease Epidemics , RAND (RR-), 2022 (forthcoming)