DSS @ MSU

 

:: DAVID J. TRACHTENBERG, Faculty, DSS 707, DSS 601 ::

Professional Experience
Missouri State University, Graduate Department of Defense and Strategic Studies Faculty............................................ 2010-Present

  • DSS 707, DSS 601:  Nuclear Strategy, Deterrence, and Arms Control; The Role of Congress in National Security Policy

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (International Security Policy)............................................................................ 2001-2003

  • Working with the Assistant Secretary of Defense, oversaw development of DoD policy on WMD proliferation and counterproliferation issues
  • Assisted in development and oversight of WMD-related Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) program initiatives within OSD Policy

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Forces Policy............................................................................ 2001, 2003

  • Coordinated development of U.S. nuclear weapons policy and missile defense initiatives within DoD, including the 2001 Nuclear Posture Review
  • Led interagency negotiating team in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss missile defense cooperation with the Russian Federation

Professional Staff Member, House Committee on Armed Services....................................................................... 1995-2001

  • As head of the policy staff, developed legislative initiatives on WMD proliferation and counterproliferation issues
  • Key committee staffer responsible for export control policy and technology transfer issues related to WMD proliferation
  • Initiated an extensive range of legislative efforts regarding the Cooperative Threat Reduction program that became part of multiple annual National Defense Authorization Acts

National Security Senior Analyst/Member, Technical Staff
The Analytic Sciences Corporation (TASC)
....................................................................... 1992-1995

  • Developed studies, analyses, and briefings on counterproliferation, ballistic missile defense, and other national security issues for the Air Force (AF/XOXI), Defense Nuclear Agency (DNA), Defense Airborne Reconnaissance Office (DARO), and Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO)
  • Established and managed the TASC Arms Control and Proliferation Analysis Center, focusing on policy issues related to arms control, proliferation, and ballistic missile defense

Education
M.S., Foreign Service, Georgetown University, 1980
A.B., International Relations, University of Southern California, 1978

 

 

 

 

 



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