Devon Hill is a defense analyst based in the Pittsburgh office. His primary research interests include defense appropriations and budgetings, defense acquisition, base realignment and closure (BRAC), and military personnel issues. Prior to joining RAND, Hill was a Legislative Assistant and Program Director in the Washington, D.C. office of a national law firm. There, he monitored and reported on congressional appropriations and defense authorization developments on behalf of local communities that host military bases. He also assisted in the management of a national non-profit organization of local governments affected by DOE cleanup operations across the country. Prior to this, Hill worked for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform where he assisted on investigations into the waste, fraud, and abuse of federal resources and authority across a broad set of issue areas. While there, he had the opportunity to serve as the lead staffer for subcommittee hearings on the implementation of the International Religious Freedom Act and a Transportation Security Administration program.
Hill received his M.A. in Security Studies from Georgetown University where he took courses on weapons proliferation, low intensity conflicts, Africa, and Southeast Asia. He completed his B.A. in Political Science in 2011 at Frostburg State University where he analyzed the affect the 2005 BRAC round had on Maryland.