Dr. Doug Beason is the Associate Laboratory Director of Los Alamos National Laboratory, responsible for programs tasked with eliminating the global threat of weapons of mass destruction, a portfolio exceeding $670M with line responsibility for over 1,600 researchers. He has over 29 years of experience that spans conducting basic research, to directing national security programs and formulating national policy.
He is the author of fourteen novels and 50 scientific publications. He previously served on the White House staff working for the President's Science Advisor under both the Bush and Clinton Administrations where he was an adjunct member of the National Space Council, and was the key White House staffer for space science and technology at NASA. He has performed research at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; directed a plasma physics laboratory; and taught at the US Air Force Academy as an associate professor of physics and director of faculty research.