Jon Tucker is a Senior Research Analyst at the Academy with over seven years of experience working on projects with a range of federal agencies, including: advising NOAA on the design of a Climate Service; assessing HUD’s IT resources management; reviewing the organization and management of the Coast Guard’s headquarters intelligence component; assessing R&D investment decision-making processes at DHS’ Science and Technology Directorate; helping NOAA prepare for an OMB assessment of habitat-related programs; assisting NIH staff teams with a management assessment of the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences; advising the Army Corps of Engineers’ Civil Works Division on the prioritization of water resources investments; and advising the FBI on restructuring options and improving its budgeting and planning processes.
Prior to joining the Academy, Mr. Tucker served in analyst positions with a range of organizations focused on federal and state policies and programs supporting science, technology, innovation, and economic development. These include the Technology Partnership Practice, Battelle Memorial Institute; the Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy, National Academies; Advanced Technology Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology; and the Office of Policy and Research, New York State Department of Economic Development (now part of Empire State Development). His research interests include public organization and management, policy analysis and program evaluation, with a strong subject area expertise in innovation studies. Mr. Tucker holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy from George Mason University, a Masters of Science in Science and Technology Studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a Bachelor’s degree from New College of Florida.
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