Dr. Jeffrey H. Musk currently serves as the Chief, Nuclear Detection Division, Nuclear Technologies Department, Research and Development Directorate, DTRA. Dr. Musk holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Physics from the University of Maine, a Master of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Nuclear Engineering), and a Doctorate from Cornell University in Nuclear Science (Plasma Physics). Dr. Musk worked closely with Sandia National Laboratories (Albuquerque) on his doctoral dissertation which dealt with the physics of current-driven wire explosions, a topic of key importance in the pursuit of inertial confinement fusion. Dr. Musk served over 28 years in the U.S. Army, primarily as a Nuclear and Counterproliferation Officer, retiring as a Colonel in 2014. For his final military assignment, he served as the Deputy Director, Office of Proliferation Detection, Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation R&D (NA-22), National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy.
Podcasts / Webinars
Responding to today’s nuclear threat environment requires a commitment to developing technologies that enable effective deterrence, detection, survivability, and dominance in the nuclear domain. This presentation provides an overview of the evolving mission of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) in nuclear technology research and development. The current nuclear threat environment and DTRA’s resulting top priorities will be discussed. The presentation will also review relevant new technologies and their applications to the warfighter.