Richard G. Little is a Senior Fellow in the Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California where he teaches, consults, conducts research, and develops policy studies aimed at informing public discussion of infrastructure issues. He was formerly Director of the USC Keston Institute for Public Finance and Infrastructure Policy. Prior to joining USC he was Director of the Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment of the National Research Council, where he developed and directed studies in building and infrastructure research. He has conducted numerous studies dealing with life-cycle management and financing of infrastructure, project management, and hazard preparedness and mitigation and has published extensively on risk management and decision-making of physical security and critical infrastructure protection. Little has been certified by examination by the American Institute of Certified Planners and is Editor of Public Works Management & Policy. He was elected to the National Academy of Construction in 2008 and appointed to the California Public Infrastructure Advisory Commission in 2009.