Executive Office of the President
Assistant Director for Intelligence Programs, Office of Science and Technology Policy
Dr. Gregory A. Hebner currently serves the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy as the Assistant Director for Intelligence Programs. He recently completed a tour as the National Intelligence Officer for Science and Technology, National Intelligence Council, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence where he led teams composed of all IC agencies in the production of strategic analysis on all global science and technology (S&T) challenges and threats, and briefed senior leaders. Prior to 2018, he was a Senior Manager at Sandia National Laboratories where he was the Deputy Director for the Engineering, Stockpile Assessments, and Responsiveness program overseeing research to ensure a safe and secure nuclear stockpile. From 2014 to 2016, he was the Senior Manager of the Radiation, Quantum and Plasma Sciences group as well as guiding corporate initiatives to develop new technologies and capability to solve national security challenges. From 2012 to 2014, he was a Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Science and Technology, reporting to the National Intelligence Council within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Until 2012, he was the Manager of the Lasers, Remote Sensing, and Plasma Physics department at Sandia. In that role, he supported a diverse research staff, both within his department and across the laboratory, that developed new technologies to improve nuclear weapon safety, to counter nuclear proliferation, and to protect the war fighter. He served on panels to select internal research investments, coordinated multiple DOE laboratory programs, and reviewed technologies for government agencies.
Prior to his transition into management, Dr. Hebner was a Principle Member of the Technical Staff and a post-doctoral appointee at Sandia. His research addressed national security topics such as nuclear-pumped lasers, microelectronics processing, and plasma physics. He earned his PhD, MS, and BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois in the areas of plasma physics, laser development, and communication systems. Dr. Hebner is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Vacuum Society, and was awarded the AVS Plasma Science and Technology Prize for his contributions to plasma diagnostic development. He has over 75 publications in refereed journals.
Last updated on: July 6, 2023