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John C. Cummings
Director, Critical Infrastructure Protection R&D
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Dr. Cummings directs the R&D program for critical infrastructure protection for the Science and Technology Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security (this follows an assignment with the White House Homeland Security Transition Planning Office). Before his current position, he was the Deputy to the Chief Technology Officer and Manager of the Science and Technology Strategic Management Unit Office at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM. He has worked at Sandia for 28 years serving in a wide variety of technical staff and management positions. His technical work includes research in experimental fluid mechanics, combustion, and the use of laser-based instrumentation. Before coming to Sandia, Dr. Cummings was employed by the Engineering Sciences Department at TRW Systems, Inc., where he conducted studies of HF and DF chemical lasers. He is a member of the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics, and he served as the U.S. representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency working on the mitigation of hydrogen combustion hazards in nuclear power plants.

Dr. Cummings received his BS, MS, and PhD (1973) degrees from Caltech. His PhD research involved the development of a cryogenic shock tube and the study of strong shock waves in gaseous and liquid helium. He is the author or coauthor of over 50 technical publications and reports.

Members
 Ralph Keeney (Duke) - Chair
 Howard Kunreuther (Univ. of Penn)
 Jack Riley (RAND)
 John Cummings (DHS/Sandia)
 Mel Bernstein (DHS) - ex officio
 Sherry Borener (U.S. Department of Transportation)
 L. Robin Keller (UCI)
 Matthew Clark (DHS) - ex officio
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