Drake Warren

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Policy Researcher
Off Site Office

Education

PhD in spatial analysis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; MA in economics, Northwestern University; BA in mathematical economic analysis, Rice University

Overview

Drake Warren is a policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. His research interests span several areas of national security. Throughout his career, much of his work has focused on management of national security organizations, especially in their research, development, test, and evaluation organizations and industrial base. In addition, his strategic foresight work utilizes a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods to help leaders understand future dynamics and risks. He also conducts research in geography and spatial analysis, often focusing on economic, societal, and organizational resilience to disruptive events such as hurricanes and terrorist attacks. He has also worked at Sandia National Laboratories, focusing on homeland security, nuclear policy, and management issues. He earned his PhD in spatial analysis from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, an MA in economics from Northwestern University, and a BA in mathematical economic analysis from Rice University.

Recent Projects

  • Assessment of Alternative Funding Models for Activities in RDECOM and ATEC
  • "Data to Decision” Cyber and Physical Event Management Framework
  • Media Distribution Division Operation Improvements
  • Test and Evaluation Methodology and Technology Requirements for the Evaluation of Operational Suitability
  • Valuing Air Force Energy Resilience

Selected Publications

Drake Warren, Heather Krull, Jennifer Lamping Lewis, Aisha Najera Chesler, Ellen M. Pint, J. Michael Gilmore, Assessment of Alternative Funding Models for Activities in RDECOM (Now CCDC) and ATEC, Rand Corporation (RR-2818-A), 2020

Anu Narayanan, Henry H. Willis, Jordan R. Fischbach, Drake Warren, Edmundo Molina-Perez, Chuck Stelzner, Kathleen Loa, Lauren Kendrick, Paul Sorensen, Tom LaTourrette, Characterizing national exposures to infrastructure from natural disasters, Rand Corporation (RR-1453z1-DHS), 2016

Drake Warren, Ryan Henry, Robert Button, Jonathan Klenk, Kate Giglio, Defense resource planning under uncertainty, Rand Corporation (RR-1112-OSD), 2016

Betty Biringer, Eric Vugrin, Drake Warren, Critical Infrastructure System Security and Resiliency, CRC Press, 2013

George A. Backus, Thomas S. Lowry, Drake E. Warren, "The near-term risk of climate uncertainty among the U.S. states," Climatic Change, 116, 2012

Publications