Radha Iyengar Plumb is an Indian-American economist who began serving as Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary of Defense in February 2021. He made headlines in June 2022 when he was nominated by US President Joe Biden to the top Pentagon position of deputy under. Defense Secretary, Acquisitions and Stability
Radha Iyengar Plumb was born on Wednesday 29 October 1980.age 41 years; by 2021) From 1998 to 2002, he studied Bachelor of Science (BS) in Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, US. He earned his PhD in Economics from Princeton University, New Jersey, US from 2002 to 2006.
parents and siblings
There is not much information available about his parents and siblings.
husband and children
Radha Iyengar is married and has two sons.
In August 2006, he began his career as an RWJ health policy scholar at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. After working there for two years, she became an assistant professor at the London School of Economics (LSE), London, England; He worked at LSE till August 2011. From 2010 to 2011, he also worked as an Academic Consultant at CAAT. After eight months working as an economist for the RAND Corporation, a policy-analysis think tank in Santa Monica, CA, he assumed the position of chief of staff and policy adviser to the assistant secretary at the Pentagon’s headquarters building. United States Department of Defense. From September 2013 to October 2014, he served as the Director of Defense Personnel, Preparedness and Participation on the National Security Council, The White House. He held the position of Deputy Chief of Staff at the US Department of Energy (DOE) from October 2014 to October 2015. At DOE, he led policy processes, including budget and policy reviews, related to efforts to modernize nuclear infrastructure and enhance energy sector security. resilience. Thereafter, she rejoined the RAND Corporation as a Senior Economist, where she worked until September 2017. At the RAND Corporation, he focused on improving the measurement and evaluation of preparedness and security efforts in the Department of Defense. In that capacity, she authored a number of important reports, including an assessment of the implications of open service for transgender service members, and a review of safety and suitability screening efforts. Then, she joined Facebook (now META) as Research Lead on User Safety and Risk Management (UX) in Menlo Park, Calif. In September 2018, she became the head of product-policy research at Facebook. In August 2019, he was promoted to the position of global head of policy analysis, which aims to focus on high-risk/high-harm security and critical international security issues. In February 2020, she joined Google in the San Francisco Bay Area as Director, Trust and Security – Research and Insights; He leads cross-functional teams on business analysis, data science and technical research. She became Chief of Staff to Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen H Hicks in February 2021. On 15 June 2022, Joe Biden announced five nominees for top leadership positions in his administration, including Radha Iyengar Plumb for the Pentagon position as deputy secretary of defense. Acquisition and Maintenance. During her government service, she was instrumental in executive functions on sexual assault and suicide prevention, budget and policy related to nuclear and energy infrastructure security and resilience, and security assistance and counter-terrorism efforts in the Middle East and North Africa. . He also co-hosts a national-security podcast called ‘Bombshell’, which he co-founded with Erin Simpson and Lauren Djong Shulman after the 2016 presidential election. She is also known for her podcasts Smart Women, Smart Power (2014) and Rational Security (2015). He co-authored the book ‘Availability of Family Violence Services for Military Service Members and their Families’.
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- In an interview, she revealed that her advisors, former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict Michael Sheehan and former Deputy Secretary of Energy for the Department of Energy Elizabeth Sherwood-Randell, have helped guide her career.
- She was also instrumental in evaluating stabilization actions in Afghanistan to prevent and respond to sexual assault in the US military.
- For his 40th birthday, he created a fundraiser for RAICES, a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency dedicated to promoting justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to disadvantaged immigrant children, families, and refugees. Promotes.