Martin C. Libicki

Martin Libicki is an adjunct management scientist at the RAND Corporation, a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School, and a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the U.S. Naval Academy. His research focuses on the impacts of information technology on domestic and national security. This work is documented in commercially published books—e.g., Cyberspace in Peace and War (Naval Institute Press, forthcoming), Conquest in Cyberspace: National Security and Information Warfare (Cambridge University Press, 2007) and Information Technology Standards: Quest for the Common Byte (Digital Press, 1995)—as well as in numerous monographs, notably Getting to Yes with China in Cyberspace (with Scott Harold, 2016), Defender’s Dilemma (2015), Hackers Wanted (2014), How Insurgencies End (with Ben Connable, 2010), and Cyberdeterrence and Cyberwar (2009), How Terrorist Groups End: Lessons for Countering al Qa’ida (with Seth G. Jones, 2008), Exploring Terrorist Targeting Preferences (with Peter Chalk and Melanie W. Sisson, 2007), and Who Runs What in the Global Information Grid (2000).

His most recent research involved net assessments of Russia and China in cyberspace; modeling cybersecurity decisions, cyberwar strategy, demographic change, and organizing the U.S. Air Force for cyberwar; exploiting cell phones in counterinsurgency; developing a post-9/11 information technology strategy for the U.S. Department of Justice; and using biometrics for identity management.

Prior to joining RAND, Libicki spent 12 years at the National Defense University, three years on the Navy staff as program sponsor for industrial preparedness, and three years as a policy analyst for the U.S. General Accounting Office’s Energy and Minerals Division. Libicki received his Ph.D. in city and regional planning from the University of California, Berkeley, writing on industrial economics.