Daniel Stimpson

Principal Analyst

Mr. Stimpson has over 28 years of professional experience as a leader, trainer and operations research analyst.  He specializes in forecasting, resource allocation and adversarial interaction under uncertainty.  His expertise includes approximate dynamic programming, optimization, network analysis, value-focused thinking, decision analysis and game theory.  His recent focus has been on the principles of irregular warfare.  In 2011, he deployed to Afghanistan in support of the US Marines conducting time critical analysis and assessments of concurrent operations for senior leaders.  Currently he is conducting doctoral studies, applying machine learning techniques to dynamic shaping of an adversary’s plan development.  Mr Stimpson’s formal studies experience covers a broad range, to include areas of personnel policy, ship and aircraft scheduling, complex operational planning, organizational readiness, resource distribution, risk analysis and threat prediction.


Ph.D., Studies, SE/OR, George Mason University, projected 2014
M.S., Operations Research, Naval Postgraduate School, 2005
B.S., Oceanography, United States Naval Academy, 1992

Selected Publications and Presentations

A simple model of optimal clearance of improvised explosive devices.  Annals of Operations Research.  April, 2012.

Thinking About IED Warfare, Marine Corps Gazette, September 2011: 35-42. 

On Coordinating Convoys and Route Clearance Teams.  C4I Center Technical Report, George Mason University (FOUO), September 2010.

Modeling Route Clearance and Convoy Operations to Minimize IED Risk.  INFORMS Annual Conference, San Diego, 2009.

Marine Aviation Requirements Study (MARS) 2007. Center for Naval Analyses Research Memorandum (Secret), January 2008.

Using Unit Morning Reports to Better Understand USMC Squadron Manpower Health, Center for Naval Analyses Annotated Brief, June 2007.

Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Gap Analysis Study, Center for Naval Analyses Research Memorandums (2, Secret), March 2007.

Enhancing MPSRON 3's Network: Development of a Scheduling Tool, Center for Naval Analyses Quick Response, November 2006.

Implications of the Fleet Response Plan for the Marine Corp, CNA Research Memorandum, FOUO, June 2006.

Renewal of Navy's Riverine Capability: A Preliminary Examination of Past, Current and Future Capabilities, Center for Naval Analyses Research Memorandum, March 2006.

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