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Project Title: Review of Governance Reform in the National Nuclear Security Administration

PIN: DEPS-LAB-15-05        

Major Unit:
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit: Laboratory Assessments Board DEPS


Weidman, Scott

Subject/Focus Area:  Engineering and Technology; National Security and Defense

Committee Membership
Date Posted:   06/08/2016

Mr. Robert Shea - (Co-Chair)
Robert Shea is a Principal at Grant Thornton LLP, an accounting and consulting firm. He is a Fellow and Past Chair of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA). Before joining Grant Thornton, he was with the U.S. Office of Management and Budget as Associate Director for Administration and Government Performance, Associate Director for Management, and Counsel to the Controller. Previously, he had served as Counsel to the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, Legislative Director in the Office of Representative Pete Sessions, and Special Assistant/Professional Staff Member for the House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight.

Dr. Elizabeth R. Cantwell
Elizabeth Cantwell is Vice President for Research Development at Arizona State University and Professor of Practice in its School for Engineering of Matter, Transport, & Energy. She was previously the director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Economic Development office and, before that, deputy associate laboratory director for the National Security Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Prior to joining Oak Ridge, Dr. Cantwell was the division leader for the International, Space, and Response Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Her career began in building life-support systems for human spaceflight missions with NASA. She received an M.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, an M.B.A. in finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Cantwell has extensive Academies experience, including current membership on the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board and past membership on the Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences Committee.

Mr. Keith A. Coleman
Keith Coleman is the chief engineer for Boeing’s Cruise Missile Systems within Boeing Global Strike Systems. This organization has a charter to design, build, and test current and new development cruise missiles and support systems. He has worked in Boeing Military Aircraft production and Phantom Works advanced design organizations for over 28 years. He has also worked in the Advanced Weapons division working as the Program Manager for the successful Office of the Secretary of Defense Counter Electronics High Powered Microwave Advanced Missile Project (CHAMP) Joint Concept Technology Demonstration. Before the CHAMP program, Mr. Coleman led the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s UAV-based Beyond-Line-of-Site Biological Combat Assessment System (BCAS) prototype Advanced Technology Demonstration. Mr. Coleman has led and worked on numerous other design efforts, in manufacturing and testing, and in management.

Ms. Dona L. Crawford
Dona L. Crawford recently retired as associate director for computation at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), where she was responsible for the development and deployment of an integrated computing environment for petascale simulations of complex physical phenomena. This environment includes high-performance computers, scientific visualization facilities, high-performance storage systems, network connectivity, multi-resolution data analysis, mathematical models, scalable numerical algorithms, computer applications, and necessary services to enable laboratory mission goals and scientific discovery through simulation. Prior to her LLNL appointment in July 2001, Ms. Crawford had been with Sandia National Laboratories since 1976, serving on many leadership projects, including the Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative, the Nuclear Weapons Policy Board, and the Nuclear Weapons Strategic Business Unit. Ms. Crawford has served on advisory committees for the National Science Foundation, the Council on Competitiveness, and four Academies committees. She has served on the Civilian Research and Development Foundation Board, is a member of the IEEE and the Association for Computing Machinery, is active in the U.S. high-performance networking and computing conference series, and participates in community outreach activities to promote mathematics and science. She holds a BS degree in mathematics from the University of Redlands, California, and an MS degree in operations research from Stanford University.

Mr. Martin C. Faga
Martin C. Faga is a retired President and Chief Executive Officer of the MITRE Corporation. As a Federally Funded R&D Center (FFRDC), MITRE’s governance has parallels with the governance of NNSA facilities. Before joining MITRE, Mr. Faga served from 1989 until 1993 as Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space, where he was responsible for overall supervision of Air Force space matters. At the same time, he served as Director of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), responsible to the secretary of defense and the Director of Central Intelligence for the development, acquisition and operation of all U.S. satellite reconnaissance programs. Mr. Faga is a NAPA Fellow and a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers. He served from 2006-2009 on the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board. Since retiring from MITRE, Mr. Faga has been elected to the Boards of Directors of Alliant Techsystems, DigitalGlobe, and Inmarsat Government. He is Chairman of the Board of Thomson Reuters Special Services. He has also served on the Board of Electronic Data Systems. Mr. Faga received M.S. and B.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Lehigh University in 1964 and 1963. Early in his career he was a professional staff member for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He co-chaired a recent AFSB study committee.

Dr. Paul A. Fleury
Paul A. Fleury (NAS/NAE) is the Frederick William Beinecke Professor Emeritus of Engineering and Applied Physics, and Professor of Physics at Yale University. He is the founding Director of the Yale Institute for Nanoscience and Quantum Engineering. He served as Dean of Engineering at Yale from 2000 until 2008. Prior to joining Yale Dr. Fleury was Dean of the School of Engineering at the University of New Mexico from January 1996, following 30 years at AT&T Bell Laboratories. At Bell Laboratories he was director of three different research divisions covering physics, materials and materials processing research between 1979 and 1996. During 1992 and 1993 he was Vice President for Research and Exploratory Technology at Sandia National Laboratories. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He received the 1985 Michelson-Morley Award and the 1992 Frank Isakson Prize of the American Physical Society for his research on optical phenomena and phase transitions in condensed matter systems. A current member of the Board on Physics and Astronomy and the Laboratory Assessments Board, Dr. Fleury has been a member of numerous Academies committees. He was a member of the Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories, one of the studies that led to the current study.

Dr. David Graham
David Graham is Deputy Division Director in the Strategy, Forces, and Resources Division at the Institute of Defense Analyses, an FFRDC. Since 1995, Graham has led several dozen studies addressing post-Cold War national security roles, responsibilities, and organizations for a variety of sponsors. His work on the DOE nuclear weapons complex includes coauthoring IDA’s 1996 “120-Day Study” of The Organization and Management of the Nuclear Weapons Program; participating in Admiral Hank Chiles’1999 Presidential Commission on Nuclear Expertise; co-authoring the Chiles’ studies of DOE security in the early 2000s; and serving as a member of the 2008 Defense Science Board Panel on nuclear deterrence skills. Graham served for four years (1999-2003) as the IDA study lead for the Panel to Assess the Reliability, Safety, and Security of the U.S. Nuclear Stockpile (the “Foster Panel”). In 2013-14 he served as the executive director for the congressionally mandated Augustine-Mies Panel and assisted in preparing their 2014 report and testimony, which led to the current study. Most recently, Graham led a congressionally mandated study on the management of security operations at DOE’s Category I nuclear sites. Other research interests include assessments of DOD’s acquisition and contracting practices and studies of DOD manpower and personnel programs. In 2000, Graham was awarded IDA’s Goodpaster Award for research excellence. He holds a B.A. degree from Wabash College (1971) and a PhD in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (1975).

Dr. William J. Madia
William Madia is a Vice President at Stanford University, where he is responsible for oversight of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC). Until 2008, he was Executive Vice President of Battelle's Laboratory Operations business, including the management or co-management of five DOE national labs: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the Idaho National Laboratory, and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory; and one department of the Homeland Security National Laboratory. Previously, In addition, his portfolio included Battelle’s Strategic Project Management Business and various lab-based commercialization initiatives. Previous to joining Battelle, he was the director of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory from 2000 to 2003 and, before that, of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Before leading those national laboratories, Dr. Madia managed Battelle’s global environmental business, overseeing a portfolio that included developing environmental restoration and waste management technologies, along with environmental systems and planning. Earlier, as president of Battelle Technology International, Dr. Madia led Battelle’s research, development, and applications efforts at major laboratory facilities in Columbus, Ohio; Frankfurt, Germany; and Geneva, Switzerland. Prior to these assignments, Dr. Madia was Laboratory Director of the Battelle Columbus laboratories, and earlier, vice president and general manager of Battelle’s Project Management Division, where he managed Battelle’s systems engineering business. He was given the Meritorious Service Award by Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham and was named “Laboratory Director of the Year” by the Federal Laboratory Consortium. He is a Distinguished Alumnus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a past member of the university’s Board of Alumni. He received the Warren Medal from the U.S. Government, the Sigma Xi Research Award in Chemistry from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and a U.S. Army Commendation Medal for nuclear engineering while serving in the military.

Ms. Kathleen A. Peroff
Kathleen A. Peroff is former Deputy Associate Director of OMB’s National Security Division, serving as OMB’s senior career official responsible for the Department of Defense, the intelligence community, and DOE nuclear weapons programs. A NAPA Fellow, she is a recognized expert in the field of national security budgetary and fiscal policy. Her former positions with OMB include Deputy Associate Director for Energy, Space, Science, & Water Division (responsible for DOE, NASA, and NSF) and positions with the Housing Branch and the Division of Special Studies. Prior to joining OMB, she served as Deputy Director & Visiting University Fellow in HUD’s Office of Policy Development & Research and an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of Maryland. She received her PhD from the University of Wisconsin.

Dr. Barbara Romzek
Barbara Romzek is Dean of American University’s School of Public Affairs and a Professor of Public Administration and Policy. She was formerly at the University of Kansas as Interim Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Interim Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Associate Dean for Social and Behavioral Sciences and Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Public Administration. She is recognized for her expertise in the area of public management and accountability with emphases on government reform, contracting, and network service delivery. Her research has encompassed complex work settings, including NASA, Congress, and the Air Force, as well as state agencies, local governments, and nonprofit agencies. Building on her research on formal accountability, her recent work focuses on informal accountability in collaborative network settings. A NAPA Fellow, Dean Romzek has received research awards from the American Society for Public Administration and the American Political Science Association. She has served on the governing boards for the Academy of Management, American Political Science Association, Midwest Political Science Association, and the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration; she currently serves on the Board of the Public Management Research Association. She received her PhD from the University of Texas.

Dr. Tammy P. Taylor
Tammy P. Taylor is Chief Operating Officer of the National Security Directorate at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Prior to joining PNNL in 2013, she was Acting Deputy Associate Director for Chemistry, Life, and Earth Sciences at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and, prior to that, Division Director for Nuclear Engineering and Nonproliferation at LANL. In 2007-10, she was assigned to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). She began her LANL career as a postdoc in 1999, advancing to Group Leader by 2004. Dr. Taylor holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is also a Professional Engineer and has authored over 70 papers, reports, and proceedings. She was recommended by Jeffrey Wadsworth (NAE), president of Battelle Memorial Institute. She has not previously served on an Academies’ committee.

Dr. Merri Wood-Schultz
Merri Wood-Schultz is retired from the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and is an active member of the Nuclear Forensics Science Panel. Dr. Wood-Schultz’s early career focused on the physics design of secondaries of thermonuclear weapons. She was responsible for the conceptual and physics design of numerous nuclear tests and add-on experiments; the areas of focus of these tests included stockpile systems, weapons physics, and advanced development. Dr. Wood-Schultz played an active role in the development of nuclear weapons-related laboratory experiments (AGEX), serving as the lead designer for a series of experiments on the Sandia National Laboratories’ SATURN pulsed-power machine and as a member of the inaugural LANCE (neutron scattering facility) Users Group. Later phases of Dr. Wood-Schultz’s career included involvement in developing concepts and methods for certification without nuclear testing, notably the quantification of margins and uncertainty (QMU), and an increase in her work in nuclear intelligence. The latter led to a 6-month, change-of-station assignment to a DOE intelligence organization. Dr. Wood-Schultz became a LANL Fellow in 2001, received the DOE Award of Excellence in 1988, 1999, and 2004, the STRATCOM Medal of Excellence in 1997, and the LANL Distinguished Performance Award in 1996. She received B.S., M.S., and PhD degrees in physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Committee Membership Roster Comments
Dr. Jill Dahlburg resigned from the committee effective May 31, 2017.