Obama Nominates Falcone for New Appointment
President Barack Obama has nominated Dr. Patricia Falcone ‘74, as Associate Director for National Security and International Affairs of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. The Senate confirmed her nomination by unanimous consent on August 2 and she will be sworn in the week of August 20th.
Patricia K. Falcone is currently detailed to OSTP from Sandia National Laboratories as Senior Policy Analyst in the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) within the Executive Office of the President. She is responsible for policy issues related to advanced technology and innovation, nuclear security and nonproliferation, and science and technology strategies for national and homeland security.
Previously she was a Senior Manager at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, California where she was responsible for Systems Analysis and Engineering; earlier, she was named a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff. At Sandia, she worked on a variety of research topics including technologies associated with countering weapons of mass destruction (WMD), assessments of the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile and infrastructure, and advanced and renewable energy technologies. Recently, she served on the Board on Army Science and Technology of the National Academies and the Nuclear Deterrent Transformation Panel of the DoD Threat Reduction Advisory Committee. She holds a B.S.E. in Aerospace and Mechanical Sciences from Princeton University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.
Dr. Falcone has been a member of Princeton University's Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Dept. Advisory Board for the past 4. 5 years, but with her nomination, must resign.