William R. Graham
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Dr. William R. Graham served as President Ronald Wilson Reagan's Science Advisor, Acting Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and Chairman of the Congressional EMP Commission. As a young defense scientist and Air Force officer, Dr. Graham was among the team that investigated and first discovered the EMP phenomenon in the aftermath of the 1962 STARFISH PRIME nuclear test. Dr. Graham is widely considered one of the Free World's foremost experts on EMP. Dr. Graham has served on several high-level study groups, including the Department of Defense Transformation Study Group, the Commission to Assess United States National Security Space Management and Organization (the Rumsfeld Commission on Space), and the Commission to Assess the Ballistic Missile Threat to the United States. From 1986-1989 Dr. Graham was director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy while he served concurrently as Science Advisor to President Reagan, Chairman of the Federal Joint Telecommunications Resources Board, and member of the Arms Control Experts Group. Dr. Graham was later Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of National Security Research Inc. (NSR), a Washington-based company that conducts technical, operational, and policy research and analysis related to U.S. national security. Dr. Graham is Chairman of the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack, established by Congress in FY2001 National Defense Authorization Act Title XIV and continued FY2016 NDAA Section 1089.