CISSM Forum | December 01, 2011

"Understanding WMD Proliferation: Applying Complex Adaptive Systems Theory"

by Nancy Hayden, Program Manager, Sandia National Laboratories

Nancy Hayden is a program manager at Sandia National Laboratories, where she is responsible for support to the Counter WMD Analysis Cell, a fusion center within the Department of Defense. Hayden is an expert in strategic decision-making analysis for multi-dimensional international security environments. For more than 20 years, she has worked on a range of federal initiatives, including projects at the Department of Energy, Department of Defense, and Department of Homeland Security. Most recently she served as a senior fellow at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), working to develop a research program to understand and respond to threats from extremist organizations. She also served as a science advisor to DTRA’s Threat Reduction Advisory Panel on Intelligence. Hayden has an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley, and is working to complete her Ph.D in policy studies at the Maryland School of Public Policy.