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Biography
Winner: 2019 Professional Development Award
ARTHUR D. BARONDES
Arthur D. Barondes PH. D (ABD) is the 2019 recipient of the "Professional Development Award", the highest award presented by the Society. It is presented annually to an individual for sustained, significant achievement in the advancement of the system safety profession during the course of his or her career.

Mr. Barondes has a Ph.D. (ABD) in Business Administration from American University, an M.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Michigan Scientific/Engineering, an MBA in Business Administration from George Washington University, a B.S. in Engineering from the U. S. Military Academy, West Point, NY and has studied management at the National War College and Industrial College of the Armed Forces in Fort McNair, D.C.

Mr. Barondes is the Principal and Senior Scientist for Analytics International Corporation with 15 years of broad-based experience in nuclear weapon safety developing, managing, conducting and reviewing life-cycle probabilistic risk assessments (PRAs) of entire nuclear weapon systems. His previous experience includes 11 years supporting the Defense Nuclear Agency (DNA) in Europe, by identifying and filling diverse requirements for improving Theater Nuclear Forces (TNF) in Allied Command Europe (ACE) and US European Command (EUCOM). This included: improved survivability of nuclear forces; dispersed basing: and, design of a dispersed command and control system for nuclear forces in Europe, to augment/replace the ACE Status, Control, Alerting and Reporting System (SCARS II).

His earlier experience in the Air Force includes: Special Assistant to the Air Force Chief of Staff for B-1 [bomber] Matters; command responsibility for a Minuteman III ICBM wing (150 missiles/450 nuclear warheads) and host for a B-52/KC-135 bomb wing, F-106 interceptor squadron and Army ballistic missile defense unit; preparation and presentation of Air Force R&D budgets to congress; identification of intelligence requirements for weapon delivery guidance systems; and, experimental flight test of air-to-air missile systems (4500 flying hours).

Mr. Barondes received accolades and a Certificate of Achievement from the Executive Committee: "We, the Executive Committee and members of the Washington DC chapter of the International System Safety Society wish to express our sincere appreciation to you for your outstanding contributions to system safety especially in the areas of aircraft and nuclear weapon safety.  Your many noteworthy publications, your academic achievements, and your professionalism & dedication to the system safety community over the years is a source of pride for our society and we are grateful to have you as a member".