Bradley Wilson

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Senior Information Scientist
Pittsburgh Office


M.S. in software engineering, Carnegie Mellon University; B.S. in information technology, University of Maryland


Bradley Wilson is a senior information scientist at RAND with experience in government acquisition and applications of modeling & simulation to solve policy challenges. His research areas include unmanned systems, software acquisition and engineering, information architectures, networks, cybersecurity, biometrics, and natural disaster reconstruction cost estimation.

Selected Publications

Bradley Wilson, Shane Tierney, Brendan Toland, Rachel M. Burns, Colby Peyton Steiner, Christopher Scott Adams, Michael Nixon, Raza Khan, Michelle D. Ziegler, Jan Osburg, et al., Small Unmanned Aerial System Adversary Capabilities (RR-3023-DHS)

Bradley Wilson, Jessie Riposo, Thomas Goughnour, Rachel M. Burns, Michael J. D. Vermeer, Ajay K. Kochhar, Angelena Bohman, Mel Eisman, Naval Aviation Maintenance System (RR-2974/1-Navy)

Bradley Wilson, Jessie Riposo, Thomas Goughnour, Mel Eisman, Angelena Bohman, Shane Tierney, Rachel M. Burns, Naval Operational Supply System (RR-2403-Navy)

Bradley Wilson, Interfacing Force-on-Force and Communications Models (TL-201-A)


  • Pieces of an iPhone are seen on a repair store counter in New York City, February 17, 2016

    The Cost of Security in the iPhone Era

    As the security on the iPhone better protects users from criminals, it also excels at keeping law enforcement from accessing the data. The dispute between the FBI and Apple over unlocking the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino attackers continues but the real debate is about whether society wants legislation that weakens iPhone security for law enforcement.

    Feb 26, 2016 U.S. News & World Report

  • Line handlers await the arrival of the Virginia class attack submarine USS Hartford

    How Do We Deal with a Flood of Data?

    Despite the value of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) systems, the amount of data they generate has become overwhelming. If the Navy does not change the way it processes information, it will reach an ISR “tipping point”—as soon as 2016.

    Jun 23, 2014 Future Force