Daniel Elinoff

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Defense Analyst
Boston Office


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


Daniel M. Elinoff is a defense and homeland security analyst at the RAND Corporation, where he works in security cooperation, disaster recovery, and homeland security policy. 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 for four years as a combat medic with the US Army. He deployed to Iraq in 2011 as a company and platoon medical NCO and to Afghanistan in 2012 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.

Previous Positions

Recovery Policy Analyst, FEMA; Combat Medic, US Army

Recent Projects

  • Puerto Rico Long Term Recovery
  • Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB): Sustaining Readiness
  • 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
  • Developing and Testing U.S. Army Security Force Assistance Brigade Partner Assessment Tools and Processes

Selected Publications

Clancy, Noreen; Dixon, Lloyd S.; Elinoff, Dan; Kuznitsky, Kathryn; McKenna, Sean, Modernizing Puerto Rico's housing sector follow Hurricanes Irma and Maria: post-storm challenges and potential courses of action, RAND Corporation (RR-2602-DHS), 2020

Tarraf, Danielle C.; Shelton, William L.; Parker, Edward; Alkire, Brien; Carew, Diana.; Grana, Justin; Levedahl, Alexis; Leveille, Jasmin; Mondschein, Jared; Ryseff, James; Wyne, Ali; Elinoff, Dan; Geist, Edward.; Harris, Benjamin N.; Hui, Eric; Kenney, C, The Department of Defense posture for artificial intelligence: assessment and recommendations, RAND Corporation (RR-4229-OSD), 2019 (forthcoming)