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Dr. Isaac R. Porche, III

Phone: (412) 683-2300 ext. 4904
Fax: (412) 683-2800

ISAAC R. PORCHE, III is a senior engineer at the RAND Corporation and associate director of the RAND Arroyo Center’s Forces and Logistics Program. His areas of expertise include cybersecurity; network and communication technology; intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; information assurance; big data; cloud computing; and computer network defense. He has led research projects for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, the Department of Homeland Security, the Joint Staff, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He is a member of the U.S. Army Science Board, serving on the data-to-decisions panel. He has assessed collaboration and information-sharing issues, and modeling and simulation of tactical network communication technologies. For the Navy, he led the Analysis of Alternatives for both the Distributed Common Ground System-Navy and the Maritime Tactical Command and Control programs of record.

Dr. Porche has published articles in Military Operations Research on “The Impact of Networking on Warfighter Effectiveness” (2007) and “Game-Theoretic Methods for Analysis of Tactical Decision-Making Using Agent-Based Combat Simulations” (2009). His RAND publications include Redefining Information Warfare (Porche et al., 2012); The Impact of Network Performance on Warfighter Effectiveness (with Bradley Wilson, 2006); Navy Network Dependability: Models, Metrics, and Tools (Porche et al., 2010); and Finding Services for an Open Architecture: A Review of Existing Applications and Programs in PEO C4I (Porche et al., 2011).

Dr. Porche holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of Michigan.

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