Office of Science and Technology Policy
Council Designee: Patricia Falcone, Associate Director for National Security and International Affairs, Office of Science and Technology Policy
Dr. Patricia Falcone is the Associate Director for National Security and International Affairs in the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). She was sworn-in on August 23, 2012 following confirmation by the Senate. Her work seeks to strengthen innovation and technical excellence in support of U.S. defense, intelligence, and national- and homeland-security missions, and to ensure technical matters are effectively included in ongoing policy and budget development processes. In addition, she works to strengthen international science and technology engagement through high level dialogues and participation in multilateral and bilateral meetings and events.
Falcone previously worked as a member of the professional staff of Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, California from 1981 – 2012. She was detailed to OSTP from 2009 – 2012. As a Senior Manager at Sandia, Falcone was responsible for Systems Analysis and Engineering; earlier, she was named a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff.
Falcone holds a B.S.E. in Aerospace and Mechanical Sciences from Princeton University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. She and her husband have two grown children.