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Foster, John S., 1922-
Oral history interview with John S. Foster, Jr., 1991 August 7.
In this interview, John Foster discusses the impact of the JASON Group. Topics discussed include: Foster's father, John Stuart Foster; Lawrence Livermore Laboratory; serving as Director of Defense Research and Engineering (DDR&E); Charlie Townes; Defense Science Board; Robert McNamara; Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA); Marvin "Murph" Goldberger; Institute for Defense Analyses.
American physicist. Ph.D. physics, University of California, Berkeley (1952). Professional experience includes: division leader, associate director, director, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory (1952-1965); panel consultant, President's Science Advisory Committee (1965); member of ballistic missile defense advisory committee, Advanced Research Projects Agency (1965); director of defense research and engineering, United States Department of Defense (1965-1973); member, President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (1973-1990); vice president, consultant, TRW Inc. Energy Systems Group (1973-1994); member, chairman, Defense Science Board (1990-1993, 2008-).
Foster, John S., 1922-
Foster, John Stuart, 1890-1964.
Goldberger, Marvin L.
McNamara, Robert S., 1916-2009
Townes, Charles H.
Institute for Defense Analyses
JASON Defense Advisory Group
Lawrence Livermore Laboratory
United States. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
United States. Defense Research and Engineering
United States. Defense Science Board
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Aaserud, Finn, interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA