James E. Doyle was a specialist in the Nuclear Nonproliferation Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory from 1997-2014. He is currently working on nuclear security projects with the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University, The Stimson Center in Washington, DC, and Nuclear Watch New Mexico. His professional focus is on systems analysis, strategic planning, and policy development. Dr. Doyle holds a PhD in International Security Studies from the University of Virginia. At Los Alamos, he managed projects with Russia’s nuclear weapons institutes on the joint development of technologies and procedures for verifying the dismantlement and storage of nuclear warheads and fissile materials. Dr. Doyle has also focused on defining educational requirements for nuclear security specialists and developing university training courses in this area. He was the coordinator for Los Alamos activities related to the Human Capital Development project of NNSA’s Next Generation Safeguards Initiative.
His edited textbook, Nuclear Safeguards, Security and Nonproliferation: Achieving Security with Technology and Policy, is in use at many university departments focusing on the integration of technical and policy issues in the field of nuclear security. Dr. Doyle designed and directed introductory nuclear safeguards and security courses for students and technical staff at Los Alamos 2008-2010. Lectures from this series of courses have been selected by the IAEA to be featured on a safeguards knowledge platform available to all member states. Dr. Doyle’s articles on nuclear security issues have appeared in Survival, Defense News, Science and Global Security, Nonproliferation Review, Arms Control Today, Comparative Strategy, Strategic Review and “Abolishing Nuclear Weapons: A Debate,” by James Acton and George Perkovich.