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Jay Keyworth

AKA George A. Keyworth II

Born: c. 1939
Birthplace: Boston, MA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Physicist, Government

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Science advisor to Reagan

Directed underground nuclear tests while at Los Alamos.

On the Strategic Defense Initiative, Keyworth states that "the whole argument for so-called third-generation nuclear weapons whose radiated energy could be focused into a directed-energy weapon, and used, for instance, as an SDI entity, was a pack of lies, unadulterated lies."[1]

Outed as the source of press leaks describing the HP board's declining opinion of CEO Carly Fiorina, which led to the resignations of Keyworth and Tom Perkins from the board.


[1] Interviewed by Daniel S. Greenburg, Science, Money, and Politics: Political Triumph and Ethical Erosion, p. 292.

    High School: Deerfield Academy
    University: BS Physics, Yale University (1963)
    University: PhD Nuclear Physics, Duke University (1968)

    Progress and Freedom Foundation Chairman
    Keyworth Company Chairman (1986-)
    White House Staff Science Advisor, Office of Science and Technology Policy (1981-86)
    Los Alamos National Laboratory Director, Physics Division (-1981)
    Los Alamos National Laboratory (1968-82)
    Member of the Board of General Atomics
    Member of the Board of Green Plug (as Chairman)
    Member of the Board of Hewlett-Packard (1986-2006)
    American Association for the Advancement of Science
    American Physical Society
    Center for Security Policy
    Hudson Institute


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