Dr. James Kadtke

Staff_KadtkeSpecial Advisor on Converging Technologies

Phone: 619-507-1433
Email: jkadtke@aol.com
Areas of Expertise: Europe and NATO; Cyber Security & Information Technology; Future Strategic Concepts; Global Futures; Science and Technology

James Kadtke recieved his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Brown University in 1987, which included two years as a graduate fellow at Los Alamos National Lab, and then spent over ten years as a research faculty at the University of California at San Diego. He also served as the Chief Scientist at Nonlinear Solutions, Inc. and a consultant to the DoD and private industry on defense science. From 1999 to 2001 he was a AAAS Fellow at the Rand Science and Technology Policy Institute, supporting the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and afterward spent a year on the Science Committee in the US House of Representatives. He then served over three years on the staff of Senator John Warner of Virginia, where he handled technology, defense, and homeland security issues, and as staff designee on the Senate Armed Services Committee. More recently, he has served as Executive Director of the Accelerating Innovation Foundation, a research fellow at the National Defense University and George Mason University, and a consultant to the government on policy and research in the defense, technology, innovation, and homeland security areas. Until November 2012, he was the Industry and State Liaison at the National Nanotechnology Coordinating Office, which supports the National Science and Technology Council under the White House. He is currently the Special Advisor on Converging Technologies at the Center for Technology and National Security Policy, National Defense University; he is also a consultant in the Washington, DC area focusing on emerging technology, organization foresight, and innovation, and their effects on future economies, governance, and international security.