FAS Announces Selection of Daniel Correa to Serve as Chief Executive Officer

09.29.21 | 3 min read | Text by Federation of American Scientists

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) announced the selection of Daniel Correa to serve as Chief Executive Officer of FAS. Since January, Dan has served as Acting President of FAS since former President Ali Nouri departed the organization to join the Biden-Harris Administration. 

“As we mark the 75th year of the Federation of American Scientists, we are thrilled to announce that Dan will step up to serve as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer. We are enormously proud of the impact Dan has made in launching and leading the Day One Project at FAS over the past two years and are thrilled he will bring this leadership and commitment to advancing science and technology policy to build on the organization’s accomplishments over the past 75 years,” Gilman Louie and Rosina Bierbaum, Chair and Vice Chair of the Federation of American Scientists Board of Trustees, said in a joint statement.

“It is an immense privilege to step forward to lead the Federation of American Scientists in this new chapter. Seventy-five years ago, the scientists behind the Manhattan Project established FAS to ensure that the fruits of their labor benefited humankind. As we look ahead, FAS has the opportunity to both continue advancing this important work while evolving to meet a range of today’s pressing challenges from biological and public health threats to the need to bolster a STEM workforce capable of competing in the 21st century economy, to the perils of a changing climate and more. FAS is the perfect home for this critical work where scientific and technical expertise is indispensable to any effective policy response. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with the stellar team at FAS to advance this mission,” Dan Correa said.

Dan Correa joined FAS in 2019 to launch the Day One Project, a nonpartisan initiative focused on developing new ideas across science and technology policy. As Director of the Day One Project, Dan has built a team focused on developing and implementing new ideas in science and technology policy and supporting scientists and technologists that want to step up and serve in government. Prior to this work, Dan served as a Fellow and Director at the Freeman Spogli Institute at Stanford University and as Assistant Director for Innovation Policy at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Dan holds degrees in law and economics from Yale University and a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College.

As CEO of FAS, Dan will be responsible for guiding the organization in a new era of science policymaking, shaping the organization’s vision and overseeing all management including operations, budget, administration, and communications.

“FAS has always been an ‘idea factory’ that helps generate solutions to pressing national problems,” said Steven Aftergood, Director of the FAS Project on Government Secrecy. “Under Dan Correa’s leadership, we know that the organization will extend and expand that problem-solving tradition.

The Federation of American Scientists is a nonpartisan, nonprofit policy research and advocacy organization founded in 1945 to meet national security challenges with evidence-based, scientifically-driven policy and expertise.