Andrew Lauland is a senior policy researcher at the RAND Corporation and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Previously, he served as the Director of Homeland Security and Homeland Security Advisor (HSA) for the State of Maryland from 2007 to 2015.
Lauland was responsible for the development and implementation of Maryland’s strategic plan for homeland security and “Homeland Security Stat” an objective, data-driven performance management system designed to optimize performance and ensure achievement of Maryland’s strategic plan. He has extensive experience in public safety technology; local law enforcement; homegrown violent extremism and lone wolf incidents; intelligence, information sharing and situational awareness; critical infrastructure and transportation security; biosurveillance and public health preparedness; emergency management, disaster planning and response; specialized response (HazMat, SWAT/tactical, and EOD); the National Guard and Defense Support to Civil Authorities; and design and reform of the fusion centers and emergency operations centers.
From 2002 to 2007 Lauland served as the Homeland Security Advisor for the Mayor of Baltimore and Deputy Director of CitiStat, Baltimore’s data-driven performance management program. In 2005 Lauland deployed with 150 Baltimore City police officers, firefighters and public works personnel to St. Bernard’s Parish and the City of Gretna for a ten-day mission following Hurricane Katrina to provide direct assistance to first responders, including search and rescue operations and restoration of government.
He is a graduate of Georgetown University and the Kennedy School of Government.