Curriculum Vitae: Tammy Taylor International Data Centre

Tammy Taylor has served as the Director of the International Data Centre (IDC) Division of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) since 20 August 2018.

Before joining the CTBTO, Taylor served as the Chief Operating Officer of the National Security Directorate at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) where she led the mission execution, capability development, and project management of the directorate of three divisions and four project management offices representing 1,300 personnel and an annual budget of approximately $500 M. Prior to joining PNNL in the summer of 2013, Taylor served in a number of positions over 14 years at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). She served in positions as the Deputy Associate Director of Chemistry, Life and Earth Sciences, the Division Leader of Nuclear Engineering and Non-proliferation, a group leader, project leader, staff member and Director’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow.

From early 2007 to mid-2010 she was an Intergovernmental Personnel Act assignee from LANL in the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) in the Executive Office of the President. She managed the national science and technology portfolio on nuclear defence issues including non-proliferation, detection, render safe, and attribution, as well as nuclear detonation response and recovery issues such as preparedness, planning, medical countermeasures, decontamination, and long-term recovery within the National Security and International Affairs Directorate of OSTP, Science Advisors to President Obama and President Bush, respectively. Taylor has a Master’s of Science and Doctorate of Philosophy in Environmental Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering is from New Mexico State University.

As the Director of the IDC Division at the CTBTO, she is directly responsible to the Executive Secretary for the operation of the International Monitoring System including real time status of stations, collection processing and dissemination of data and analysis products. The IDC Division also develops improved methods for processing to achieve greater efficiency and improved performance. As an identified responsibility under the Treaty, the IDC Division conducts outreach and training to facilitate States Signatories’ own use of CTBTO raw data and data products.