RAND Homeland Security Fellow Gregory Pejic

Photo of Gregory Pejic

Gregory Pejic served as the inaugural 2008-09 DHS Fellow at RAND. He is a senior program analyst at Department of Homeland Security — Office of Program Analysis & Evaluation (PA&E), which oversees resource allocation processes and the measurement, reporting, and improvement of performance.

Greg joined DHS in August 2006 and had been lead analyst for Customs & Border Protection (CBP), Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), amongst other duties. Greg entered government as a Presidential Management Fellow which allowed him to rotate to the Office of the Secretary of Defense — Program Analysis and Evaluation (OSD/PA&E) where he helped with the Civil Support Analytic Baseline, the Homeland Defense Analytic Baseline, and the FY09-13 Program Review. He also worked in the DHS Office of Policy where he helped create the new DHS strategic requirements planning process.

Upon returning to DHS PA&E, Greg has worked to improve the programming process for the Department and led the Border Control Issue Team for the FY10-14 Program Review. He continued to refine his analysis here at RAND by working with a team to start the development of a new cross-cutting model to allocate resources to and measure effectiveness of border control activities, amongst other projects. Greg received his BA from Tulane University, his MPP from Pepperdine University, and attended the Engalitcheff Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems at Georgetown University.