Daniel Gonzales

Daniel Gonzales
Senior Scientist; Professor of Technology Analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School


Ph.D. in theoretical physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; B.S. in physics, Stanford University

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Daniel Gonzales is a senior scientist at RAND and a professor of technology analysis at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. His work at RAND focuses on advanced communications systems; electronic warfare (EW), cybersecurity, quantum, directed energy and hypersonic technologies. He also examines the supply chain for advanced microchips and their use in communications systems and military systems. He examines technical and policy issues in these areas for the Department of Defense (DoD) and other government agencies. He received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his B.S. in physics from Stanford University.

Selected Publications

Daniel Gonzales "It’s Getting Harder to Do: Countering Terrorist Use of the Internet D Gonzales Terrorism and Transatlantic Relations," in Klaus Larres and Tobias Hof, Terrorism and Transatlantic Relations - Threats and Challenges, Palgrave Macmillan, 2022

Gonzales, Daniel, Sarah Harting, Mary Kate Adgie, Julia Brackup, Lindsey Polley, and Karlyn D. Stanley, Unclassified and Secure: A Defense Industrial Base Cyber Protection Program for Unclassified Defense Networks, RAND Corporation (RR-4227), 2020

Parker, Edward, Daniel Gonzales, Ajay K. Kochhar, Sydney Litterer, Kathryn O'Connor, Jon Schmid, Keller Scholl, Richard Silberglitt, Joan Chang, Christopher A. Eusebi, and Scott W. Harold, An Assessment of the U.S. and Chinese Industrial Bases in Quantum Technology, RAND Corporation (RR-A869-1), 2022

Bonds, Timothy M., James Bonomo, Daniel Gonzales, C. Richard Neu, Samuel Absher, Edward Parker, Spencer Pfeifer, Jennifer Brookes, Julia Brackup, Jordan Willcox, David R. Frelinger, and Anita Szafran, America's 5G Era: Gaining Competitive Advantages While Securing the Country and Its People, RAND Corporation (PE-A435-1), 2021

Gonzales, Daniel, Julia Brackup, Spencer Pfeifer, and Timothy M. Bonds, Securing 5G: A Way Forward in the U.S. and China Security Competition, RAND Corporation (RR-A435-4), 2022

Gonzales, D., et al., "Cloud-Trust - a Security Assessment Model for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Clouds," IEEE Transactions in Cloud Computing, 99

Gonzales, Daniel, Timothy R. Gulden, Aaron Strong, and William Hoyle, Cost–Benefit Analysis of Proposed California Oil and Gas Refinery Regulations, RAND Corporation (RR-1421), 2016