John Whitley is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA). At IDA, he works on resource allocation and
performance issues in national security, including military healthcare and border security. He supported the Military
Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission on healthcare reform and has testified before Congress on these issues.
Prior to joining IDA, he was the Director of Program Analysis and Evaluation and the Performance Improvement Officer at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), where he led the resource allocation process and the measurement, reporting and improvement of performance. At DHS, John worked on counterterrorism, immigration, cybersecurity and disaster management issues. John has also worked in the Department of Defense Office of Program Analysis and Evaluation on defense resource allocation issues and military healthcare issues. John worked in the U S Senate in the office of then-Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona, as a faculty member in the economics department of the University of Adelaide in Australia and as an adjunct lecturer at George Washington University John has also served in the U.S. Army.
John has a PhD and MA in economics from the University of Chicago and undergraduate degrees in animal science and
agricultural economics from Virginia Tech.