Dr. Richard Danzig




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Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

Dr. Richard Danzig

Dr. Richard Danzig is a Senior Advisor to the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, a consultant to the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), Chair of the Advisory Panel for Idaho National Laboratories’ Innovation Center, and a member of the Toyota Research Institute Advisory Board. He is also a member of the Homeland Security Secretary’s Advisory Council, a Trustee of Reed College and of the RAND Corporation, and Director of both the Center for a New American Security and Saffron Hill Ventures, a European investment firm.


Dr. Danzig served as the 71st Secretary of the Navy from November 1998 to January 2001. He was the Under Secretary of the Navy between 1993 and 1997. From the spring of 2007 through the Presidential election of 2008, Dr. Danzig was a senior advisor to Senator Obama on national security issues.


Dr. Danzig is a member of the Aspen Strategy Group and has served in recent years as a consultant to the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security on national security issues.


He received a B.A. degree from Reed College, a J.D. degree from Yale Law School, and Bachelor of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. Upon his graduation from Yale, Dr. Danzig served as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Byron White.