By VAYL S. OXFORD, An Article Out Loud from the Domestic Preparedness Journal Flashback, May 08, 2012.
In 2011 and 2012, Domestic Preparedness conducted a nationwide survey followed by an executive briefing to discuss preparedness gaps and goals associated with a nuclear threat. Some gaps still exist.
Narrated by Bonnie Weidler.
Vayl S. Oxford
Vayl S. Oxford is the national security executive policy advisor at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Before joining PNNL, he spent a short time in private industry after 35 years of public service. His career highlights include serving at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from October 2003 to January 2009, where he held the positions of policy advisor to the undersecretary of science and technology, acting director of the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency, and the first director of the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office. Before DHS, he served as the director for counterproliferation at the National Security Council and chaired the interagency working group for Operation Iraqi Freedom. From 1987 to January 2002, he held several positions within the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and its predecessor organizations (Defense Special Weapons Agency, Defense Nuclear Agency). He also held several positions in the U.S. Air Force.