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U.S.–Russian Collaboration in Combating Radiological Terrorism
Laurin Dodd is managing director of the Chernobyl Shelter Implementation Program (SIP) Project Management Unit, Bechtel International Systems, Inc. He held the position of deputy program director of Threat Reduction Programs in the Moscow office of Bechtel International Systems, Inc., from 2005 to 2006. He held the position of associate laboratory director of the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) from 1999 to 2005. He managed the National Security Division of INEEL, developing missions, strategies, and business plans for the division’s four directorates: Infrastructure and Defense Systems; Intelligence, Sensor, and Information Systems; Safeguards and Security Programs; and Counterintelligence. Prior to this, Mr. Dodd held various positions at Battelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) from 1980 to 1999. As manager of the International Nuclear Safety Program, he developed and managed a program to reduce the risks at nuclear facilities in nine countries of the former Soviet Union (FSU), including work to establish risk reduction priorities, ensure that all work performed at FSU sites would meet licensing requirements of the host country regulators, develop and maintain capabilities for in-country logistics, and conduct bilateral program reviews regularly with Russian and Ukrainian counterparts, among other duties. Mr. Dodd’s work on the International Nuclear Safety Program encompassed the Soviet Designed Reactor Safety Program, Chernobyl Initiatives, and Core Conversion Program. As manager of the Nuclear Systems and Concepts Department at PNNL, Mr. Dodd made personal efforts to initiate lab-to-lab exchanges with the Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of Nuclear Safety, Kurchatov Institute Russian Research Center, and other Russian institutes, resulting in work agreements on nuclear safety, plutonium disposition, and arctic environmental issues. Mr. Dodd held the position of engineer at UNC Nuclear Industries from 1976 to 1980. He received a bachelor of science degree in engineering physics from Oregon State University in 1973 and master of science degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Washington in 1976.
Siegfried S. Hecker (NAE) is director emeritus, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and a visiting professor at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University. He received his bachelor of science, master of science, and doctorate degrees in metallurgy from Case Western Reserve University. His research interests include materials science and engineering, nuclear technologies, arms control and non-proliferation, and science policy. He joined Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in 1973 as a technical staff member, and he served as director from 1986 to 1997. In 1997, he returned to materials research with a focus on plutonium science and international nuclear cooperative threat reduc-