Washington, DC – NTI Co-Chairman and CEO Ernest J. Moniz and President Joan Rohlfing today announced that Erin D. Dumbacher joins the organization as Program Officer for Scientific and Technical Affairs. Dumbacher will focus on strengthening cybersecurity for nuclear weapons systems and facilities and improving nuclear materials security globally through the NTI Nuclear Security Index.
“Erin’s experience with cybersecurity and national security policy as well as extensive research studies make her an excellent addition to our team,” said Dr. Page Stoutland, Vice President for Scientific and Technical Affairs.
Prior to joining NTI, Dumbacher was a research leader and director at CEB, a research and advisory firm, where she developed primary research studies and best practices to improve financial services executives’ global operations. Previously, she served in corporate strategy and research management roles at Atlantic Media, supporting The Atlantic, National Journal, and Government Executive publications and leading Government Executive Media Group’s first in-house research division. Erin also held positions on the Cyber and National Security team of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget and supported appropriations, national security policy, and public affairs work for U.S. Congressman Cramer of Alabama’s 5th District.
In 2010, Dumbacher served as a Fulbright research Fellow in Tallinn, Estonia, where she studied the role information technology played in Estonia’s post-communist transition. She received a master’s degree in conflict management and international economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from the Elliott School at the George Washington University.
About the Nuclear Threat Initiative
The Nuclear Threat Initiative works to protect our lives, environment, and quality of life now and for future generations. We work to prevent catastrophic attacks with weapons of mass destruction and disruption (WMDD)—nuclear, biological, radiological, chemical, and cyber. Founded in 2001 by former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn and philanthropist Ted Turner who continue to serve as co-chairman, NTI is guided by a prestigious, international board of directors. Ernest J. Moniz serves as chief executive officer and co-chairman; Des Browne is vice chairman; and Joan Rohlfing serves as president.