DR. O. J. SHEAKS

DR. O. J. SHEAKS



Dr. Owen J. Sheaks is presently serving as the Acting Assistant Director for the Bureau of Intelligence, Verification and Information Management, and as ACDA's Chief Information Officer. He came to the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA), in 1978 and has served in three of ACDA's four Bureaus: as Division Chief for the Nuclear Energy Division in the Bureau of Nonproliferation; as the Division Chief for the Science and Technology Policy Division in the Bureau of Multilateral Affairs and as the Acting Deputy Assistant Director for that Bureau; as the Division Chief of the Verification Division of the Verification and Intelligence Bureau, and during his 18 year career in arms control, Dr. Sheaks has worked on virtually every significant arms control issue, including the nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction, chemical and biological weapons conventions, strategic weapons treaties (START, INF, ABM), nuclear testing (TTBT, LTBT, CTBT), compliance assessments for virtually all arms control agreements, and on developing the architecture and implementation modalities for inspection and verification regimes.

He received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in nuclear engineering at North Carolina State University and began his career with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in 1968. In 1969, he joined the faculty of the Nuclear Engineering Program in the Chemical Engineering Department of the University of Maryland.