Curt Havard

Director, IT Infrastructure Operations
Santa Monica Office


BA in business/information technology, California Lutheran University


Curt Havard is an information technology and cybersecurity professional with the RAND Corporation’s Information Systems group. In this role he is responsible for leading the architecting, planning, deploying, and operations of the RAND Corporation’s core unclassified and classified computing infrastructure; with accountability for full life cycle management of the computing infrastructure. Prior to joining RAND, Havard worked with Northrop Grumman Corporation's Information Technology organization for 16 years to deliver information technology and cyber security solutions. While with Northrop Grumman he was responsible for the development of sensitive infrastructure platforms and had oversight of information security governance across the enterprise. His scope of responsibility included oversight, policy and defensive operational procedures for cybersecurity protection as well as focus on strategic planning and tactical solutions delivery for sensitive cyber related infrastructure. In previous roles, he was an IT Director assigned to Northrop Grumman’s Palmdale facility at USAF Plant 42 and Edwards Air Force Base. He was responsible for information technology and cybersecurity support for engineering, manufacturing, and flight test on various manned and unmanned aerial platforms.  Earlier in his career, he worked for many years as a technical and business management consultant for various Fortune 500 clients in the Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay areas.