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Dr. Matt Heavner comes to the Arctic Energy Office from Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).  Dr. Heavner first joined LANL in 2000.  Most recently, Matt was a program manager focused on data science applied to critical national security and scientific challenges.  Matt was the Assistant Director of Global Security at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) during 2014-2016.  Matt led OSTP efforts on topics including Arctic, space, and a range of nuclear issues. In partnership with the National Security Council, Matt co-chaired multiple White House restricted Interagency Policy Coordination committees. At LANL, Matt served as the project leader for nuclear test ban verification sensors on the Global Positioning Satellite constellation.   From 2003-2010, Matt was a Professor of Physics at the University of Alaska Southeast with diverse geophysical interests. Matt earned his PhD in Physics from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and his bachelor degrees in Physics, Mathematics, and Philosophy from Southwestern University.