Jessie Riposo

Associate Program Director, Acquisition and Development Program, Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC); Senior Operations Researcher
Washington Office


B.S. in economics, University at Albany; M.S. in operations research and statistics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst


Jessie Riposo is a senior operations researcher at RAND. She is currently serving as an associate program director, Acquisition and Development Program (ADP) within the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center. In this role she assists the program director with management of the research portfolio, which includes science and technology, requirements and acquisition and research and development. Currently, she is focused on supporting cost validation activities in the Carribean for FEMA public assistance projects.  Prior to serving as assistant program director for ADP, Jessie led a number of studies for the Department of the Navy and the Office of the Secretery of Defense. Her research focused on improving the acquisition of business systems and major defense weapons programs. She joined RAND in 2003.