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Dr. Roger Mason was appointed the first Associate Director of National Intelligence for Systems and Resource Analyses (ADNI/SRA) in May 2009. In this capacity, he serves as the DNI's principal staff advisor on matters pertaining to systems analyses, cost analyses and program evaluation. The ADNI(SRA) is responsible for framing major resource decisions and managing the process by which the DNI determines the National Intelligence Program (NIP).
Prior to his ODNI appointment, Dr. Mason served in a number of senior executive leadership positions in the defense-intelligence field. Most recently, he was Vice President for the Center for National Security and Intelligence at Noblis-a non-profit science, technology and strategy organization. There he led the company's largest mission area focused on WMD defense, biometrics, C3I, and law enforcement. From 2003 - 2007 he was the Director of Information Technology and Systems at the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) where he led a strategic division focused on information assurance, advanced information technologies, network integration and intelligence studies for senior decision makers across the national security community.
Prior to 2003, Dr. Mason's career was primarily applied toward WMD detection systems, advanced sensor technologies, and intelligence operations. Much of this experience was at General Dynamics (formerly Veridian) where he held a number of senior leadership positions including General Manager of the Applied Sciences Group, Chief Scientist, and Director of the Advanced Systems Division.
During this period, he served as a U.S. Delegate to the United Nations on nuclear non-proliferation matters and chaired the U.S. interagency working group on radionuclide monitoring and verification. He was also a member of the U.N. Group of Scientific Experts (GSE) for the conference on disarmament. He still serves as a key advisor and a member of several expert panels dealing with weapons of mass destruction. Earlier in his career, Dr. Mason was involved in systems development, advanced research, intelligence analyses and operations related to nuclear, biological and chemical weapons programs.
Dr. Mason has published over 35 papers in peer-reviewed journals, symposia, and invited conferences. He is a reviewer for several international peer-reviewed journals and holds two patents dealing advanced biocollection devices and smart materials for sensing applications. In addition, he was an Adjunct Professor of Physics at The American University and is a guest lecturer at the University of Virginia's School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Dr. Mason holds PhD and MS degrees in Engineering Physics (Nuclear) from the University of Virginia, an MBA from Northwestern University (Kellogg), and a BS in Physics from The George Washington University. He served as the UVA Honor Committee Chairman and has received numerous academic awards including Omicron Delta Kappa and Alpha Nu Sigma National Honor Societies.
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