Dr. Jeffrey H. Musk currently serves as the Chief, Nuclear Detection Division, Nuclear Technologies Department, Research and Development Directorate, Defense Threat Reduction Agency. Dr. Musk holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Physics from the University of Maine, a Master of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Nuclear Engineering), and a Doctorate from Cornell University in Nuclear Science (Plasma Physics). Dr. Musk worked closely with Sandia National Laboratories (Albuquerque) on his doctoral dissertation which dealt with the physics of current-driven wire explosions, a topic of key importance in the pursuit of inertial confinement fusion. Dr. Musk served over 28 years in the U.S. Army, primarily as a Nuclear and Counterproliferation Officer (FA 52), retiring as a Colonel in 2014. For his final military assignment, he served as the Deputy Director, Office of Proliferation Detection, Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation R&D (NA-22), National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy.
Of the most critical means to ensuring effective Homeland Security, fewer notions reign more supreme than that of situational awareness. This session will highlight some of DTRA’s efforts to increase detection and overall awareness of nuclear threats.