ANSER | Mark Hanson
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Mark Hanson


Mark Hanson

Mission Area Director, Counterterrorism, Borders, and Immigration

Mr. Hanson is responsible for planning and executing ANSER’s research agenda in counterterrorism, borders, and immigration.

He is also manager of the Operations Analysis Division, which applies expertise from the fields of operations research, systems engineering, and the management sciences to address a diverse range of problems involving the effectiveness and efficiency of homeland security operations. Mr. Hanson previously led the Threat and Risk Analysis Division, managing studies related to the application of risk management principles for a variety of Homeland Security Department clients.

Mr. Hanson developed an extensive set of leadership and analytical skills while serving over 26 years as a leader in a variety of operational units and analytical organizations within the U.S. Army and Department of Defense. Mr. Hanson has applied these skills to address a wide range of complex homeland security problems. His particular areas of expertise include strategic planning, operations analysis, modeling and simulation, scenario development; performance measurement, requirements development, and risk analysis.
He holds a Master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, 2000; a Master’s in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School, 1989; and a Bachelor’s in Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy, 1979.

He is a member of the Military Operations Research Society.