Dr. Gordon K. Soper is employed by Defense Group Inc. There he has held various senior positions where he was responsible for broad direction of corporate goals relating to company support of government customers in areas of countering the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, nuclear weapons effects and development of new business areas and growth of technical staff. He provides senior-level technical support on a range of task areas to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and to a series of Special Programs for the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the White House Military Office. Previously, Dr. Soper was Principal Deputy to the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense Programs (ATSD(NCB)); Director, Office of Strategic and Theater Nuclear Forces Command, Control and Communications (C3) of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (C3I); Associate Director for Engineering and Technology/Chief Scientist at the Defense Communications Agency (now DISA); and held various leadership positions at the Defense Nuclear Agency (now DTRA).