Eric Landree

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Associate Director, Cyber and Intelligence Policy Center, National Security Research Division; Senior Engineer; Affiliate Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School
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Ph.D. in materials science and engineering, Northwestern University; B.S. in physics, Allegheny College

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Eric Landree is an associate director of the Cyber and Intelligence Policy Center within the National Security Research Division, a senior engineer at RAND, and a faculty member at Pardee RAND Graduate School. He was previously associate research department director for the Engineering and Applied Sciences Department.

Landree's research focuses on policy issues at the nexus of program evaluation, emerging technologies, R&D strategic planning, and national security. He has assessed DHS’s research investments in biosurveillance and biodetection, characterized codes of conduct for researchers working in emerging fields such as Artificial Intelligence, and supported assessments and evaluations of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. He has led projects assessing the manpower needs and use of biometrics-enabled technologies to enhance intelligence operations, and identifying pathways for foreign countries to gain access to U.S. technologies through corporate investments. In addition, he has led studies for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health on how their research has influenced occupational safety and health practices related to engineered nanomaterials in the workplace.

Prior to joining RAND, Landree was a defense policy fellow within the Office of the Director for Defense Research and Engineering through the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He also was a National Research Council postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology where he contributed to the development of new techniques for characterizing materials. Landree holds a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Northwestern University and a B.S. in Physics from Allegheny College.

Recent Projects

  • Research and development strategic planning for components of the Intelligence Community
  • Science and technology portfolio evaluation
  • Assessing the societal impact of federal research and development