W. Randy Bell

W. Randy Bell has served as Director of the International Data Centre (IDC) Division of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization since October 2013.


Between 2004 and 2013, he was the Director of the Office of Nuclear Detonation Detection, at the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) in Washington D.C., USA. Prior to that, he held other positions within the Department of Energy, serving as the Manager of Space and Remote Sensing Systems at the NNSA from 1993 to 2004 and as a nuclear engineer in the Office of Nuclear Energy from 1991 to 1993. Bell began his professional career as an officer in the United States Navy’s nuclear submarine service.


During a career spanning almost 30 years, he has led teams and organizations in developing, implementing and operating advanced systems for monitoring, verification and security. He has also led research groups, acquisition programs, field deployments, and operational teams.

 

 

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