Quentin E. Hodgson

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Senior International / Defense Researcher
Santa Monica Office

Education

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

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Overview

Quentin Hodgson is a senior international and defense researcher at the RAND Corporation focusing on cybersecurity, cyber operations, risk management, and command & control. He has led projects for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, 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. He 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.  

Languages

German; Russian

Commentary

  • Woman using smartphone and laptop with icon graphic cyber security network of connected devices and personal data security

    Helping Small Businesses Deal with Cyber Threats

    Small businesses are especially vulnerable to cyber threats. What can be done to provide small businesses the security to continue to prosper, while enhancing America's cybersecurity workforce and making the economy more secure?

    Sep 15, 2017 Inside Sources

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