The EMP Policy Project convenes former high-ranking government and military officials, directors of national laboratories, nuclear engineers and other experts to raise awareness and develop actionable recommendations to enhance U.S. strategic deterrence, critical infrastructure and societal resiliency against the spectrum of electromagnetic threats.


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  • Media Coverage

EMP Policy Project Members

Dr. Richard Wagner Jr.

Former Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Atomic Energy

Dr. James "Jim" Tegnelia

Former Director, Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Dr. David Stoudt

Distinguished Engineer, Naval Surface Warfare Center

Dr. William Schneider, Jr.

Former Under Secretary of State for International Security Affairs

Thomas Popik

President, Foundation for Resilient Societies

Dr. Robert Pfaltzgraff, Jr.

Professor of International Security Studies, Fletcher School at Tufts University

Dr. Keith Payne

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Forces Policy

VADM G. Peter Nanos, USN (ret.)

Former Director, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Richard Murray

Head of Liability Regimes Project, Geneva Association

Amb. Ronald Lehman, II

Former Director, US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency

John Kappenman

President and CEO, Storm Analysis Consultants

Dr. John Foster Jr.

Former Director, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Member, Congressional EMP Commission

Dr. George Baker

Former Electromagnetics Group Leader, Defense Nuclear Agency

Amb. Robert Joseph

Co-Chairman, Former Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security

Dr. Bryan Gabbard

Co-Chairman, Executive Vice President, Defense Group Inc.

Analysis & Commentary

The Washington Free Beacon - November 10, 2015
by By Daniel Wiser
Politico - November 9, 2015
by Darius Dixon
U.S. News & World Report - October 2, 2015
by Dr. Bryan Gabbard and Amb. Robert Joseph
May 19, 2013