Patricia Falcone
Deputy Director for Science and Technology, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)

Patricia Falcone was the associate director for National Security and International Affairs in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and is now the deputy director for Science and Technology at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).

During her tenure as an associate director at OSTP — a position appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate — Falcone advised on a wide range of national security science and technology issues, including the health of national security science and technology capabilities in federal and national laboratories, universities and industry. Prior to her appointment as associate director, she was on assignment from Sandia National Laboratories to OSTP, working on science and technology issues associated with nuclear security.

While at Sandia, Falcone served in a variety of technical and management positions and was named a distinguished member of the technical staff in 1989. Falcone has a bachelor of science in engineering in aerospace and mechanical sciences from Princeton University and earned both a master of science and doctorate degrees in mechanical engineering from Stanford University. Throughout her career, Falcone has worked with Lawrence Livermore and arrives with deep knowledge of the National Nuclear Security Administration and its laboratories.

As a member of the LLNL senior management team, Falcone will serve as the principal advocate and champion of the Laboratory’s science and technology base and oversee the strategic development of its capabilities. She will be responsible for the Laboratory’s portfolio of world-class science, technology and engineering (ST&E) activities, collaborative research with academia and the private sector, the Institutional ST&E Roadmap and the internal investment portfolio, including the Laboratory Directed Research and Development Program.