Dana Johnson, PhD

DSS 709

Professional Experience

Deputy Director, National Security Space Policy, Office of Missile Defense and Space Policy, Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance , 2011-Present

Senior Advisor, Bureau of Verification, Compliance, and Implementation, U.S. Department of State, 2010-2011

Northrop Grumman Analysis Center, Senior Analyst, 2003-2010

Missouri State University, Graduate Department of Defense and Strategic Studies Faculty, 2006-Present

  •  DSS 709:  Space Technologies and Security

Georgetown University, Adjunct Professor, 2001-Present

  •  Space Technologies and Security                  

Policy Analyst/Political Scientist, RAND, 1990-2003

Project AIR FORCE Liaison to the Pentagon, RAND, 1994-1996

Recent Research, Analysis, and Activities

 National and Military Space Policy and Programs.  For over 30 years, has participated in a number of studies analyzing different aspects of space policy, programs, operations, and agencies.  Specific topics include:

  • National and international space policy, transparency and confidence-building measures, and  the long-term sustainability of the space environment;
  • Space control, space situational awareness, space weapons, military space doctrine, and anti-satellite policy; industry’s contributions to these areas;
  • Contribution of space systems to theater operations and ballistic missile defense;
  • Evolution of deterrence, strategic nuclear forces, missile defenses, space systems, and “offense-defense integration” in the 2006 and 2010 Quadrennial Defense Reviews (QDR);
  • Impact of treaties and arms control on military space operations.

Education: Ph.D., International Relations, University of Southern California, 1987; M.A., International Studies, The American University, 1979; A.B., Governement, University of Redlands, 1974.