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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Biographical Sketches of Panel Members." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Report 3 on Tracking and Assessing Governance and Management Reform in the Nuclear Security Enterprise. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25392.
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Biographical Sketches of Panel Members

Jonathan D. Breul (Co-Chair) is currently a member of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s Oversight Advisory Committee. Previously, he was the executive director of the IBM Center for The Business of Government and a partner in IBM Global Business Services. Prior to joining IBM, Mr. Breul had a lengthy career in the federal government, concluding as senior advisor to the Deputy Director of Management in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). He was an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy, and received an M.P.A. from Northeastern University and a B.A. from Colby College. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.

Donald Levy (Co-Chair) is the Albert A. Michelson Distinguished Service Professor of Chemistry Emeritus at the University of Chicago. For 1 decade ending in 2016, he was the university’s vice president for research and national laboratories, with responsibility for the oversight of the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Fermi and Argonne National Laboratories. He earned a B.A. from Harvard University in 1961 and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1965. After 2 years at Cambridge University as a National Institutes of Health and then North Atlantic Treaty Organization Postdoctoral fellow, he joined the University of Chicago in 1967 and has spent his entire career there. Among his many honors, Professor Levy has served as editor of the Journal of Chemical Physics (1998-2007), chair of the American Institute of Physics Editors’ Panel (2000-2002), chief executive officer and board member of the UChicago Argonne LLC (2007-2016), vice-chair of the Argonne National Laboratory Board of Governors and chair of its Science Policy Council (2007-2016), member of the Fermilab Board of Directors (2007-2016), and fellow of the American Physical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Optical Society of America, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and American Chemical Society. Professor Levy is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences.

Allan Burman is president of Jefferson Solutions (Solutions), the government consulting company of the Jefferson Consulting Group. Under his leadership, Solutions provides analysis, evaluation, program management, and acquisition assistance and assessment services to many government departments and agencies. Dr. Burman had a lengthy career in the federal government, serving in policy positions in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and in the White House’s OMB. In OMB he served in the Senate-confirmed position of Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy. Dr. Burman is chairman of the Procurement Round Table, a fellow and member of the Board of Advisors of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA), a member of the Partnership for Public Service, and an honorary member of the National Defense Industrial Association. In 2018 he was awarded NCMA’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the association’s highest honor.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Biographical Sketches of Panel Members." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Report 3 on Tracking and Assessing Governance and Management Reform in the Nuclear Security Enterprise. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25392.
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Keith A. Coleman is currently assigned as the advanced weapons portfolio manager in Boeing Phantom Works. Mr. Coleman is responsible for new franchise weapon development including all missiles, direct attack, guided projectiles, and hypersonic strike weapons. Mr. Coleman has worked in the Boeing military aircraft production and Phantom Works advanced design organizations working production and prototype fighter and unmanned air vehicle aircraft and weapon systems for more than 33 years. He was previously assigned as the division chief engineer for Boeing’s cruise missile systems and direct attack weapons within Boeing Defense Systems. He recently worked in Boeing’s Special Pursuits Cell designing and building a special-purpose Tier 2 class unmanned air vehicle. He was also the program manager for the Office of the Secretary of Defense Counter Electronics High Powered Microwave Advanced Missile Project Joint Capability Technology Demonstration resulting in the world’s first successful air-launched high power microwave cruise missile.

Dona L. Crawford is the retired 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, multiresolution 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.

Martin C. Faga is a retired president and chief executive officer of the MITRE Corporation. As a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), MITRE’s governance has parallels with the governance of National Nuclear Security Administration 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, 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 served from 2006-2009 on the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board.

Paul A. Fleury is the Frederick William Beinecke Professor Emeritus of Engineering and Applied 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, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering.

David Graham is deputy division director in the Strategy, Forces, and Resources Division at the Institute of Defense Analyses (IDA), an FFRDC. Since 1995, Dr. 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

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Biographical Sketches of Panel Members." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Report 3 on Tracking and Assessing Governance and Management Reform in the Nuclear Security Enterprise. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25392.
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the early 2000s, and serving as a member of the 2008 Defense Science Board Panel on nuclear deterrence skills. Dr. Graham served for 4 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 2013-2014 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, Dr. Graham led a congressionally mandated study on the management of security operations at DOE’s Category I nuclear sites.

William Greenwalt is an advisor and consultant to a range of government and private sector clients on defense and government matters. Previously, Mr. Greenwalt served as a professional staff member for the Senate Armed Services Committee focusing on acquisition, industrial base, and management reform issues. Prior assignments have also included serving as the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Industrial Policy, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, the vice president for acquisition policy at the Aerospace Industries Association, deputy director for surveys and investigations for the House Appropriations Committee, and federal acquisition policy director at Lockheed Martin. He also served previously in professional staff positions with the United States Senate and the Government Accountability Office.

Robert Hale is a senior executive advisor at Booz Allen Hamilton and an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security. The Honorable Robert Hale previously served as the Department of Defense comptroller and chief financial officer, and in that role he acted as principal advisor to three Secretaries of Defense on budgetary and financial matters. He also served as the Air Force comptroller. Prior to service in the Department of Defense, Mr. Hale was the executive director of the American Society of Military Comptrollers and held other private-sector positions. His career began as an active duty officer in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Hale received a B.S. with honors and an M.S. in operations research from Stanford University along with an M.B.A. from the George Washington University. Mr. Hale has provided valuable input in the National Academies, including contributing to the National Academies’ recent publication Building a 21st Century SES: Ensuring Leadership Excellence in Our Federal Government.

Barbara Romzek is a professor of public administration and policy at American University and former dean of American University’s School of Public Affairs. Before joining American University she held faculty and senior leadership positions at the University of Kansas, the last being interim senior vice provost for academic affairs. Dr. Romzek is recognized for her expertise in the area of public management and accountability with emphases on government reform, contracting, and network service delivery. Building on her research on formal accountability structures and processes, her recent work focuses on informal accountability in collaborative network settings. Her research has encompassed complex federal work settings, including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Congress, and the U.S. Air Force, as well as state agencies, local governments, and nonprofit agencies. Dr. Romzek has received research awards from the American Society for Public Administration and the American Political Science Association (APSA). Most recently, she received the John Gaus Award from APSA for lifetime achievement in political science and public administration. She is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.

Merri Wood-Schultz is a retired fellow and guest scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). She is currently a member of the Nuclear Forensics Science Panel for the Department of Homeland Security, and, in that capacity, she is a part-time consultant for Noblis. Her work at LANL included the physics design of thermonuclear weapons, nuclear weapons-related laboratory experiments (above ground experiments), the development of concepts and methods for certifying nuclear performance (the effects of

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Biographical Sketches of Panel Members." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Report 3 on Tracking and Assessing Governance and Management Reform in the Nuclear Security Enterprise. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25392.
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code calibration on predictions and the quantification of margins and uncertainty), and nuclear intelligence. Before the end of nuclear testing, Dr. Wood-Schultz was responsible for the conceptual and physics design of numerous nuclear tests and add-on experiments. She holds a Ph.D. in physics from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Joan B. Woodard is an independent consultant. She retired in 2010 from Sandia National Laboratories as executive vice president and deputy director. She served as the chief operating officer from 1999 to 2005. During her 36-year career at Sandia, she led the energy technology development programs as well as the national security programs and was the executive with oversight for human resources and compensation as well as budget and finance. She oversaw Sandia’s Defense, Homeland Security, and Energy programs. She led several strategic initiatives, including strategies for energy, cybersecurity, and the future of science and technology. Dr. Woodard served as deputy laboratory director of nuclear weapons at Sandia Corporation. Dr. Woodard earned her doctorate degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkley, and a master’s degree in engineering economics from Stanford University.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Biographical Sketches of Panel Members." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Report 3 on Tracking and Assessing Governance and Management Reform in the Nuclear Security Enterprise. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25392.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Biographical Sketches of Panel Members." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Report 3 on Tracking and Assessing Governance and Management Reform in the Nuclear Security Enterprise. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25392.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Biographical Sketches of Panel Members." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Report 3 on Tracking and Assessing Governance and Management Reform in the Nuclear Security Enterprise. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25392.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Biographical Sketches of Panel Members." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Report 3 on Tracking and Assessing Governance and Management Reform in the Nuclear Security Enterprise. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25392.
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The congressionally mandated report A New Foundation for the Nuclear Enterprise (the "Augustine-Mies" report), released in November 2014, concluded that "the existing governance structures and many of the practices of the [nuclear security] enterprise are inefficient and ineffective, thereby putting the entire enterprise at risk over the long term." Following the release of the Augustine-Mies report, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 called for DOE to develop an implementation plan for responding to the recommendations in that and similar reports. The NDAA also called for a 4 1⁄2-year study, joint between the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and the National Academy of Public Administration, to evaluate the implementation plan, to track the actions proposed in that plan, and to assess progress. This report is the third in a series of reports to be issued over 2017–2020 as part of that study.

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