J. Douglas Beason

Los Alamos National Laboratory; Author

J. Douglas Beason is deputy associate director of Defense Threat Reduction at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He is responsible for coordinating all defense, intelligence, space, sensor RD, and bio-threat programs, a $260M portfolio.

Previously, Beason served on the White House staff under both the Bush and Clinton Administrations.

He is the author of over a dozen books and numerous scholarly papers.

Featured Work

OCT 6, 2005 Podcast

The E-Bomb

"Directed-energy weapons"--lasers, high-powered microwaves, and particle beams--used to be the stuff of science fiction, says J. Douglas Beason. But now they’re a reality, ...