Mr. Stern is the Director of the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO), a position he has held since August 2010. Prior to joining DNDO, Mr. Stern served as the Head of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Incident and Emergency Centre from August 2006 to March 2010—where he led international efforts to prepare for and respond to nuclear and radiation emergencies and helped create the IAEA’s Response Assistance Network.
Mr. Stern began his career in 1985 at the Central Intelligence Agency, then served as the Senior Technical Advisor in the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency—where he advised senior
officials on nonproliferation and nuclear security issues—from July 1990 until May 1999. U.S.
He later served as a Fellow in Senator Hillary Clinton’s office in 2003—providing guidance on nuclear energy, waste, safety and security issues and helping to write the Dirty Bomb Prevention Act—and went on to serve as the Department of State’s Senior Coordinator for Nuclear Safety and Deputy Director of the Office of Nuclear Energy, Safety and Security.
Mr. Stern received his M.S. in National Security Studies from the
, his M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his B.A. in Physics from National War College . Brandeis University