Todd Muehlenbeck (2017-2018)

Todd Muehlenbeck

Todd Muehlenbeck is serving as the 2017-2018 DHS Fellow at RAND. Muehlenbeck is the program manager for the requirements analysis branch of Air and Marine Operations, part of the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) component of DHS. He leads a team of federal agents, operations research analysts, and contract support personnel conducting operations research and other requirements analysis to inform leadership on acquisition planning, budget formulation, and operational planning.

Prior to joining CBP, Muehlenbeck was the deputy assistant director for border security in the Office of Program Analysis and Evaluation in DHS, which oversees resource allocation processes and measurement, reporting, and performance improvement across the department. Other roles in that office have included acting assistant director for counterterrorism and senior analyst for the U.S. Coast Guard and Secret Service. He also served as a detailee to the Office of Management and Budget’s National Security Directorate and to the Office of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Prior to entering federal service, Muehlenbeck worked for the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events at the University of Southern California, from which he has an M.P.P. with a focus in quantitative analysis. His national and homeland security research interests include security partnerships, drug policy, acquisition and technology, and the Latin America and Asia-Pacific regions.