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Institute for Defense Analyses

ORGANIZATION

Founded in the 1950s by MIT. The IDA is a nonprofit that "administers three federally funded research and development centers to assist the United States Government in addressing important national security issues, particularly those requiring scientific and technical expertise."

Official Website:
http://www.ida.org/

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Dennis C. Blair
Government
4-Feb-1947   Director of National Intelligence, 2009-10
George G. Daly
Educator
c. 1940   Business School Dean, Georgetown
Michael B. Donley
Military
4-Oct-1952   Acting Secretary, US Air Force
Hans Mark
Physicist
17-Jun-1929   US Air Force Secretary, 1979-81
William Niskanen
Administrator
13-Mar-1933 26-Oct-2011 Chairman of the Cato Institute
Michael O'Hanlon
Scholar
c. 1958   Brookings Institution
John M. Palms
Physicist
6-Jun-1935   President, University of South Carolina, 1991-2002
Frederick Reines
Physicist
16-Mar-1918 26-Aug-1998 Co-Discover of the neutrino
Willard W. Scott, Jr.
Military
18-Feb-1926 1-Jan-2009 Superintendent of West Point, 1981-86
James Simons
Mathematician
c. 1938   Renaissance Technologies hedge fund
Gordon R. Sullivan
Military
25-Sep-1937   US Army Chief of Staff, 1991-95
Maxwell D. Taylor
Military
26-Aug-1901 19-Apr-1987 Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1962-64
Charles H. Townes
Physicist
28-Jul-1915   Invention of the maser and laser
Larry D. Welch
Military
9-Jun-1934   USAF Chief of Staff, 1986-90
John P. White
Government
27-Feb-1937   US Deputy Secretary of Defense, 1995-97
Suzanne H. Woolsey
Business
c. 1942   National Academies


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