Jason Matheny Joins RAND as President and CEO

On July 5, Jason Matheny—an economist, technologist, highly regarded national security expert, and longtime civil servant—became RAND's 6th president and CEO.

“It's an honor to join RAND, an organization whose people and work I've so long admired,” Matheny said. “Since its founding nearly 75 years ago, RAND has been committed to rigorous, unbiased analysis addressing the world's biggest challenges. A new century has brought on new challenges and new opportunities, and we need RAND's help now more than ever.”

Matheny recently led White House policy on technology and national security at the National Security Council and the Office of Science and Technology Policy. Previously, he was founding director of the Center for Security and Emerging Technology at Georgetown University and director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), where he was responsible for developing advanced technologies for the U.S. intelligence community. Before IARPA, he worked for Oxford University, the World Bank, the Applied Physics Laboratory, the Center for Biosecurity, and Princeton University.

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