Aspen Strategy Group

Richard Danzig

Richard Danzig Vice Chair, RAND Coporation


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Biography

Richard Danzig is Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of The RAND Corporation, a member of the Defense Policy Board, The President’s Intelligence Advisory Board, and the Homeland Security Secretary’s Advisory Council, a Trustee of Reed College, a Director of the Center for a New American Security and a Director of Saffron Hill Ventures (a European investment firm). In recent time he has been a director of National Semiconductor Corporation (NY Stock Exchange) and Human Genome Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ). He has also served as The Chairman of the Board of The Center for a New American Security and Chairman of the Board of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. Dr. Danzig served as the 71st Secretary of the Navy from November 1998 to January 2001.  He was the Under Secretary of the Navy between 1993 and 1997. From the spring of 2007 through the Presidential election of 2008, Dr. Danzig was a senior advisor to Senator Obama on national security issues. His recent publications include “Driving in the Dark: Ten Propositions About Prediction” and "Surviving on a Diet of Poisoned Fruit: Reducing the National Security Risks of America's Cyber Dependencies" both published by The Center for a New American Security. Dr. Danzig received a B.A. degree from Reed College, a J.D. degree from Yale Law School, and Bachelor of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He is a member of the Aspen Strategy Group.