Dan Elinoff

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Defense Analyst
Boston Office


M.A. in war studies, King's College London; B.A. in conflict and security, George Washington University


Daniel M. Elinoff is a defense/homeland security analyst at the RAND Corporation. He came to RAND from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), where he was a policy analyst for the Recovery Directorate of the Office of Response and Recovery. Prior, Elinoff worked for FEMA Region 1 in Public Assistance policy, as an intelligence and training intern for the Terrorism Research Center, and served as a combat medic with the US Army. He deployed to Iraq as a company and platoon medical NCO and to Afghanistan as a security force advisor to the Afghan National Army. Elinoff holds a BA in international affairs with a concentration in conflict and security from the George Washington University and a MA in war studies from King's College London.

Recent Projects

  • Puerto Rico Long Term Recovery
  • SFAB Sustainment
  • Monitoring and Managing Future Army Medical Force Readiness
  • Establishing and Executing a Rigorous Analytic Process to Perform Assessment, Monitoring, and Evaluation (AM&E) of Security Cooperation Programs