Elaine Bunn, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy (DASD/NMD), today spoke at NNSA about her experiences across the nuclear enterprise. The talk was part of ongoing lectures hosted by Brig. Gen. James C. Dawkins, NNSA Principal Assistant Deputy Administrator for Military Application. Today’s talk was co-hosted by Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI).
Bunn directs the offices of the Under Secretary for Policy that develops and reviews Departmental and National policies for nuclear and missile defense capabilities. These responsibilities include defining requirements for future capabilities, reviewing and adjusting operational planning, and leading discussions to develop strategies and options with allies and friends as well as international cooperation or agreements in the areas of nuclear forces, global strike and missile defense.
She has also served as a Distinguished Research Fellow in the Center for Strategic Research at National Defense University’s Institute for National Strategic Studies and as a senior executive in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, where she worked for 20 years in international security policy.