Frank Pabian

Frank Pabian

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Bio

Frank Pabian is a globally recognized expert in the fields of nuclear nonproliferation and satellite imagery intelligence analysis with 47 years experience, that includes employment at both US and European National Nuclear Laboratories. During the period from 1996-98: Frank was a Nuclear Chief Inspector for the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) during ground inspections in Iraq, focusing primarily on equipment/materials “Hide Sites” and “Capable Sites” potentially associated with weapons of mass destruction development and/or production. His Iraq Action Team’s efforts helped garner support for the IAEA and its Director General to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

A recipient of the US Intelligence Community Seal Medallion (gold medal) for “sustained superior performance” for Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty verification support to the IAEA during South Africa’s denuclearization, and for associated discoveries derived from original analysis of all-source, including open source, information. Frank was also named a Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellow, having served as the senior geospatial open-source information analyst in the Global Security Directorate for help in solving key intelligence questions in a geospatial context. During 2014-2016, served as a Senior Fellow Researcher during overseas service at the Joint Research Centre in Ispra, Italy; and is continuing as an Affiliate at Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation where, previously, Frank was a Research Fellow during the 2011-2012 academic year.

Frank continues to publish his nuclear infrastructure analysis involving the exploitation of all-source information on North Korea for the Stimson Center and on Iran for the Institute for Science and International Security.  Frank is a “Certified Mapping Scientist, Remote Sensing” with the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASP&RS) and an American Mensan.

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