Brian A. Jackson is a Senior Physical Scientist at the RAND Corporation and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Georgetown University’s Center for Peace and Security Studies.  Since joining RAND in 2000, Dr. Jackson has carried out and managed research on terrorism, homeland security, threat analysis, emergency preparedness, technological aspects of national security and counter terrorism, technology adoption and learning by terrorist and law enforcement organizations, research & development planning and portfolio management, and national science and technology policies.  From 2006 to 2009, he served as Associate Director of RAND’s Homeland Security research program, until that program was combined with other research activities in RAND’s National Security Research Division.  He is an alumnus of the California Institute of Technology (Ph.D., Bio-Inorganic Chemistry, minor in Science, Ethics and Society), the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs (M.A, Science, Technology and Public Policy), and Haverford College (B.S., Chemistry).

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

“Understanding the Role if Deterrence in Counterterrorism Security,” A.R. Morral and B.A. Jackson, OP-281-RC, December 2009.

 

“Understanding Why Terrorist Operations Succeed or Fail,” B.A. Jackson and D.R. Frelinger, RAND Homeland Security, OP-257-RC, August 2009.

 

“Organizational Decisionmaking by Terrorist Groups,” B.A. Jackson, in Social Science for Counterterrorism: Putting the Pieces Together, P.K. Davis and K. Cragin, eds., RAND National Security Research Division, MG-849-OSD, May 2009.

 

“Emerging Threats and Security Planning: How Should We Decide What Hypothetical Threats to Worry About?” B.A. Jackson and D.R. Frelinger, RAND Homeland Security, OP-256-RC, May 2009.

 

“The Lessons of Mumbai,” A. Rabasa, R.D. Blackwill, P. Chalk, K. Cragin, C.C. Fair, B.A. Jackson, B.M. Jenkins, S.G. Jones, N. Shestak, and A.J. Tellis, RAND National Security Research Division, OP-249-RC, March 2009.

 

“Considering the Creation of a Domestic Intelligence Agency in the United States: Lessons from the Experiences of Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom,” (multi-author edited volume), B.A. Jackson, Editor, RAND Homeland Security and Intelligence Policy Institute, MG-805-DHS, March 2009.

 

“The Challenge of Domestic Intelligence in a Free Society: A Multidisciplinary Look at the Creation of a U.S. Domestic Counterterrorism Intelligence Agency,” (multi-author edited volume), B.A. Jackson, Editor, RAND Homeland Security and Intelligence Policy Institute, MG-804-DHS February 2009.

 

“Technology Strategies for Homeland Security: Adaptation and Coevolution of Offense and Defense,” B.A. Jackson, Homeland Security Affairs, Vol. V, No. 1, January 2009.

 

“Marrying Prevention and Resiliency: Balancing Approaches to an Uncertain Terrorist Threat,” B.A. Jackson, RAND Homeland Security, OP-236-RC, December 2008.

 

“Rifling Through the Terrorists' Arsenal: Exploring Groups' Weapon Choices and Technology Strategies” B.A. Jackson and D.R. Frelinger, RAND Homeland Security, WR-533-RC, November 2007.  [Published in Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 31, 583-604 (2008)]

 

“Securing America's Passenger-Rail Systems,” J.M. Wilson, B.A. Jackson, M. Eisman, P. Steinberg, K.J. Riley, RAND Infrastructure, Safety and Environment, MG-705-NIJ, December 2007.

 

“Developing Robust Border Security Technologies to Protect Against Diverse and Adaptive Threats,” B.A. Jackson, CT-294, November 2007 (Testimony delivered before the U.S. House of Representatives, Science and Technology Committee, Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation, November 15, 2007).

 

“Stealing the Sword: Limiting Terrorist Use of Advanced Conventional Weapons,” J. Bonomo, G. Bergamo, D. R. Frelinger, J. Gordon IV, B.A. Jackson, RAND Infrastructure, Safety and Environment, MG-510-DHS, November 2007.

 

“Network Technologies for Networked Terrorists: Assessing the Value of Information and Communication Technologies to Modern Terrorist Organizations,” B.W. Don, D. R. Frelinger, S. Gerwehr, E. Landree, B.A. Jackson, RAND Infrastructure, Safety and Environment, TR-454-DHS, May 2007.

 

“Sharing the Dragon’s Teeth: Terrorist Groups and the Exchange of New Technologies,” K. Cragin, P. Chalk, S.A. Daly, B.A. Jackson, RAND Infrastructure, Safety and Environment, MG-485-DHS, May 2007.

 

“Economically Targeted Terrorism,” B.A. Jackson, L. Dixon, V. Greenfield, RAND Center for Terrorism Risk Management Policy, TR-476-CTRMP, May 2007.

 

“Assessing the Benefits of Homeland Security Efforts Deployed Against a Dynamic Terrorist Threat” B.A. Jackson, RAND Homeland Security, WR-465-DHS, March 2007.

 

“Breaching the Fortress Wall: Understanding Terrorist Efforts to Overcome Defensive Technologies,” B.A. Jackson, P. Chalk, K. Cragin, B. Newsome, J. Parachini, W. Rosenau, E.M. Simpson, M. Sisson, and D. Temple, RAND Infrastructure, Safety and Environment, MG-481-DHS, February 2007.

 

“Counterinsurgency Intelligence in a ‘Long War:’ Learning Lessons from the British Experience in Northern Ireland,” B.A. Jackson, Military Review, Jan-Feb 2007, pp. 74-85.

 

“Change and Continuity in Terrorism Revisited: Terrorist Tactics, 1980–2005,” R. Lal and B.A. Jackson, Oklahoma City Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism (MIPT) Terrorism Annual 2006, pp. 3-18, 2006.

 

“Aptitude for Destruction, Volume 1: Organizational Learning in Terrorist Groups and Its Implications for Combating Terrorism” B.A. Jackson with J.C. Baker, P. Chalk, K. Cragin, J. Parachini and H.C. Trujillo, RAND Infrastructure, Safety and Environment, MG-331-NIJ, April 2005.

 

“Aptitude for Destruction, Volume 2: Case Studies of Organizational Learning in Five Terrorist Groups” B.A. Jackson, J.C. Baker, P. Chalk, K. Cragin, J. Parachini and H.C. Trujillo, RAND Infrastructure, Safety and Environment, MG-332-NIJ, April 2005

 

“Groups, Networks, or Movements: A Command-and-Control-Driven Approach to Classifying Terrorist Organizations and Its Application to al Qaeda” B.A. Jackson, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 29, 241-262, (2006)

 

“Training for Urban Resistance: The Case of the Provisional Irish Republican Army” B.A. Jackson in The Making of a Terrorist: Recruitment, Training, and Root Causes, Volume II, J. Forest, ed., Wesport, CT: Praeger Security International, 2006, pp. 119-135.

 

 

“Organizational Learning and Terrorist Groups” H.R. Trujillo and B.A. Jackson in Teaching Terror: Knowledge Transfer in the Terrorist World, J. Forest, ed., Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2006.

 

“Technology and Terrorism,” B.A. Jackson in The Global Technology Revolution 2020, In-Depth Analyses: Bio/Nano/Materials/Information Trends, Drivers, Barriers, and Social Implications, R.S. Silberglitt, P.S. Antón, D.R. Howell, and A. Wong, RAND National Security Research Division, TR-303-NIC, June 2006.

 

 

“Organizational Learning and Terrorist Groups” B.A. Jackson, in Organizational Learning in a Global Context, M. Leann Brown, Michael Kenney, and Michael Zarkin, eds., Burlington, VT: Aldershot, Hants, 2006.

 

“The Office of Science and Technology Blue Ribbon Panel on The Threat of Biological Terrorism Directed Against Livestock: Conference Proceedings, Washington, DC, December 8 - 9, 2004” T.K. Kelly, P. Chalk, J. Bonomo, J. Parachini, B.A. Jackson, and G. Cecchine, RAND Science and Technology, CF-193-OSTP, April 2004.

 

“Organizational Learning and Terrorist Groups” B.A. Jackson, RAND Public Safety and Justice, WR-133-NIJ, February 2004.

 

 

“Technology Acquisition by Terrorist Groups” B.A. Jackson, in America Confronts Terrorism, J. Prados, ed. (Chicago, IL: Ivan R. Dee, 2002).                          

 

“Technology Acquisition by Terrorist Groups: Threat Assessment Informed by Lessons from Private Sector Technology Adoption” B.A. Jackson, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 24, 183-213 (2001).

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

“Initial Evaluation of the Cities Readiness Initiative,” H.H. Willis, C. Nelson, S.R. Shelton, A.M. Parker, J.A. Zambrano, E.W. Chan, J. Wasserman, and B.A. Jackson, RAND Health, TR-640-CDC, March 2009.

 

“The Problem of Measuring Emergency Preparedness: The Need for Assessing ‘Response Reliability’ as Part of Homeland Security Planning,” B.A. Jackson, RAND Homeland Security, OP-234-RC, December 2008.

 

“Protecting Emergency Responders at Large-Scale Incidents: Lessons Learned from the Response to the Attacks on the World Trade Center,” B.A. Jackson, CT-294, Sept 2007 (Testimony delivered before the U.S. House of Representatives, Education and Labor Committee, September 12, 2007).

 

“Is America Prepared for Disaster?” B.A. Jackson, Think Tank Town, Washington Post, May 30, 2007.

 

“Bioterrorism with Zoonotic Disease: Public Health Preparedness Lessons from a Multi-Agency Exercise,” B.A. Jackson, J.W. Buehler, D. Cole, S. Cookson, D.J. Dausey, L. Honess-Morreale, S. Lance, R.C. Molander, P. O’Neal, and N. Lurie, Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science, 4(3), 287-292, (2006).

 

“Information Sharing and Emergency Responder Safety Management,” B.A. Jackson, CT-258, March 2006 (Testimony delivered before the U.S. House of Representatives, Government Reform Committee, March 30, 2006).

 

“Illinois Homeland Security Economic Development Initiative: Scoping Study,” D.J. Peterson, J.L. Adams, B. Weatherford, B.A. Jackson, WR-222-IL, 2005.

 

“Protecting Emergency Responders, Volume 3: Safety Management in Disaster and Terrorism Response” B.A. Jackson, J.C. Baker, M.S. Ridgely, J.T. Bartis, and H.I. Linn, RAND Science and Technology and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, MG-170-NIOSH, June 2004.

 

“Emergency Responder Injuries and Fatalities: An Analysis of Surveillance Data” A.N. Houser, B.A. Jackson, J.T. Bartis, and D.J. Peterson, RAND Science and Technology Policy Institute, TR-100-NIOSH, March 2004.

 

“Communications Interoperability and Emergency Response” B.A. Jackson and M. Geruso, in Forging America’s New Normalcy: Securing Our Homeland, Protecting Our Liberty, Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction (The Gilmore Commission), December 15, 2003.

 

“Protecting Emergency Responders, Volume 2: Community Views of Safety and Health Risks and Personal Protection Needs” T. LaTourrette, D.J. Peterson, J.T. Bartis, B.A. Jackson, and A. Houser, RAND Science and Technology Policy Institute, MR-1646-NIOSH, August 2003.

 

“Use of Respiratory Protection Among Responders at the World Trade Center Site – New York City, September 2001” D. Prezant, K. Kelly, B. Jackson, D. Peterson, D. Feldman, S. Baron, C.A. Muller, B. Bernard, B. Lushniak, L. Smith, R. BerryAnn, B. Hoffman, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, September 11, 2002, 51, 6-8.

 

“Protecting Emergency Responders: Lessons Learned from Terrorist Attacks” B.A. Jackson, D.J. Peterson, J.T. Bartis, T. LaTourrette, I. Brahmakulam, A. Houser, and J. Sollinger, RAND Science and Technology Policy Institute, CF-176-OSTP/NIOSH, March 2002.

 

“Challenges and Choices for Crime-Fighting Technology” W. Schwabe, L.M. Davis, and B.A. Jackson, RAND Science and Technology Policy Institute, MR-1349-OSTP/NIJ, September 2001.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

 

“Federal R&D: Shaping the National Investment Portfolio” B.A. Jackson, in Shaping Science & Technology Policy: The Next Generation of Research, D.H. Guston and D. Sarewitz, eds., Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2006, pp. 33-54.

 

“Biotechnology, Bionanotechnology, and Biomedical Science Trends to 2020,” B.A. Jackson and F. Wu in The Global Technology Revolution 2020, In-Depth Analyses: Bio/Nano/Materials/Information Trends, Drivers, Barriers, and Social Implications, R.S. Silberglitt, P.S. Antón, D.R. Howell, and A. Wong, RAND National Security Research Division, TR-303-NIC, June 2006.

 

 

Nano-Enabled Components and Systems for Biodefense” C. Shipbaugh, P. Antón, G. Bloom, B.A. Jackson, and R. Silberglitt, in Biomedical Nanotechnology, Neelina H. Malsch, ed., New York, NY: CRC Press, 2005, pp. 113-144.

 

 

“Acquisition, Implementation, and Evaluation of Information Technology” L.M. Davis and B.A. Jackson, in Turning Information into Knowledge: Information Technology and the Criminal Justice System Experience, April Pattavina, ed., Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2004.

 

“Genomic Intellectual Property and Clinical Testing” B.A. Jackson, invited Commentary, IVD Technologies, June 2003, 18-21.

 

“Innovation and Intellectual Property: The Case of Genome Patenting” B.A. Jackson, Journal of Policy Analysis & Management, 22(1), 5-25, 2003.

 

“Science and Technology Collaboration: Building Capacity in Developing Countries” C.S. Wagner, I. Brahmakulam, B.A. Jackson, A. Wong, and T. Yoda; RAND Science and Technology Policy Institute, MR-1357.0-WB, March 2001.

 

 

“Antimicrobial Resistance: An Emerging Public Health Problem” B.A. Jackson and D.U. Vogt; Congressional Research Service Report for Congress, RL 30814, January 24, 2001.

 

“Stem Cell Research” J.A. Johnson and B.A. Jackson; Congressional Research Service Report for Congress, RS 20266, March 28, 2000.

 

“Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods” D.U. Vogt and B.A. Jackson; Congressional Research Service Report for Congress, RS 20507, March 20, 2000.

 

 

 

“Recognition of Base Mismatches in DNA by Chrysenequinone Diimine Intercalators of Rhodium(III)” B.A. Jackson; Ph.D. Thesis, California Institute of Technology, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (1999).

 

“Recognition of Base Mismatches in DNA by 5,6-Chrysenequinone Diimine Complexes of Rhodium(III): A Proposed Mechanism for Preferential Binding in Destabilized Regions of the Double Helix” B.A. Jackson and J.K. Barton; Biochemistry, 39, 6176-6182 (2000).

 

 

“Probing Nucleic Acid Structures with Shape Selective Rhodium and Ruthenium Complexes” B.A. Jackson and J.K. Barton; in Current Protocols in Nucleic Acid Chemistry, 6.2.1-6.2.39, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., NY (2000).

 

“DNA Repair: Models for Damage and Mismatch Recognition” S.R. Rajski, B.A. Jackson, and J.K. Barton; Mutation Research, 447, 49-72 (2000).

 

“Detection and Treatment of Duplex Polynucleotide Damage” US Patent 6,031,098, February 29, 2000.

 

“Spectral and Structural Characterization of 5,6-Chrysenequinone Diimine Complexes of Rhodium(III): Evidence for a pH Dependent Ligand Conformational Switch” B.A. Jackson, L.M. Henling, and J.K. Barton; Inorganic Chemistry, 38, 6218-6224 (1999).

 

“A Versatile Mismatch Recognition Agent: Specific Cleavage of a Plasmid DNA at a Single Base MispairB.A. Jackson, V.Y. Alekseyev, and J.K. Barton; Biochemistry, 38, 4655-4662 (1999).

 

“A Versatile Synthetic Approach to Rhodium(III) Diimine Metallointercalators: Condensation of o-Quinones with Coordinated cis-Ammines” H. Mürner, B.A. Jackson, and J.K. Barton; Inorganic Chemistry, 37, 3007-3012 (1998).

 

 

“Recognition of DNA Base Mismatches by a Rhodium IntercalatorB.A. Jackson and J.K. Barton; Journal of the American Chemical Society, 119, 12986-12987 (1997).

 

“Transient Resonance Raman-Spectroscopy of Copper(II) Complexes of Meso-Tetraphenylporphine and Meso-Tetraphenylchlorin” J.C. De Paula, V.A. Walters, B.A. Jackson, and K. Cardozo; Journal of Physical Chemistry, 99, 4373-4379 (1995).

 

 

“Electronic Structure of Triplet-States of Zinc(II) Tetraphenylporphyrins” V.A. Walters, J.C. De Paula, B.A. Jackson, C. Nutaitis, K. Hall, J. Lind, K. Cardozo, K. Chandran, D. Raible, and C.M. Phillips; Journal of Physical Chemistry, 99, 1166-1171 (1995).

 

This is the personal webpage of Brian A. Jackson and is not affiliated with the RAND Corporation.  (Update January 25, 2010)