United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency Nomination of Spurgeon M. Keeny, Jr., To Be Deputy Director.
The President today announced that he will nominate Spurgeon M. Keeny, Jr., of Washington, D.C., to be Deputy Director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. Keeny is currently director of policy and program development for the MITRE Corp., in McLean, Va.
He was born on October 24, 1924, in New York, N.Y. He received a B.A. in 1944 and an M.A. in 1946 in physics from Columbia University and attended the School of International Affairs at Russian Institute at Columbia in 1946-47.
Keeny served from 1948 to 1950 as a first lieutenant with the Directorate of Intelligence, Headquarters USAF. From 1950 to 1955, he was first an analyst and then Chief of the Special Weapons Section of the USAF, Directorate of Intelligence.
In 1955 Keeny became a staff member of the Panel on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy of the Joint Congressional Committee on Atomic Energy, serving until 1956. He was Chief of the Atomic Energy Division, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, from 1956 to 1957 and a member of the Security Resources (Gaither) Panel in the Executive Office of the President in 1957.
From 1958 to 1969, Keeny served as technical assistant to the President's Science Advisor. Starting in 1963, he was also a senior staff member of the National Security Council until 1969. In this dual capacity, he worked in the areas of military technology, atomic energy, technical intelligence, and arms control.
In 1969 Keeny was appointed Assistant Director for Science and Technology of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, serving until 1973. In this capacity, he was responsible for ACDA activities in support of SALT and for the technical aspects of other arms control areas.
Since 1973 Keeny has been director of policy and program development for the MITRE Corp. During this time, he was also chairman of the Nuclear Energy Policy Study Group, which recently released its report, "Nuclear Power Issues and Choices." He was also vice chairman of the Committee on Environmental Decision Making of the National Academy of Sciences.
Jimmy Carter, United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency Nomination of Spurgeon M. Keeny, Jr., To Be Deputy Director. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243714