Quentin E. Hodgson

Quentin E. Hodgson
Senior International/Defense Researcher; Professor of Policy Analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School


M.Sc. in national resource management, Industrial College of the Armed Forces; M.A. in international relations, The Johns Hopkins University - School of Advanced International Studies; B.A. in history and Russian language, The Johns Hopkins University

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Quentin Hodgson is a senior international and defense researcher at RAND and a professor of policy analysis at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Hodgson focuses on cybersecurity, cyber operations, critical infrastructure protection, risk management, and command & control. He has led projects for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of State, the United States Navy, the United States Air Force, the United States Space Force, and NATO's Allied Command Transformation. He came to RAND in 2017 from the MITRE Corporation, where he led projects supporting the Department of Homeland Security and the State Department on strategic planning, cybersecurity, and capacity building. Prior to that, he spent 13 years at the Department of Defense in a variety of strategy and policy positions, including serving as the director for Cyber Plans, Operations, and Programs from 2011 to 2014. He was the principal author of Secretary of Defense Robert Gates's National Defense Strategy and led efforts to reform the Department's approach to force planning and analysis after the 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review.

Hodgson holds an M.A. in international relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and an M.Sc. in national resource management from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, and was a Fulbright scholar affiliated with the University of Potsdam, Germany.


German; Russian

Recent Media Appearances

Interviews: 1310 News; CNBC; Macdonald Laurier Institute; VoiceAmerica