Foreword by Janet Yellen
A nuclear physicist, Jay Davis is a former National Security Fellow at the Center for Global Security Research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. From 1998 to 2001, he was the founding Director of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency of the U.S. Department of Defense, an agency created to address the threat posed by weapons of mass destruction. For his contributions to national security during his tenure at Defense, he was twice awarded the Distinguished Public Service Medal, the Department’s highest civilian award. From the early 1970s to the late 1990s, Dr. Davis was a researcher and engineering manager at Livermore, ultimately serving as associate director of the Earth and Environmental Sciences Directorate.
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