Prize Recipient

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Henry C. Kelly
Federation of American Scientists


"For his exceptional efforts in informing and shaping government policy in arms control, the environment, information technology, and energy policy while serving at the Solar Energy Research Institute, the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy."


Dr. Kelly is the President of the Federation of American Scientists. Before he joined FAS in June 2000, he spent seven and a half years as Assistant Director for Technology in the White House's Office of Science and Technology helping negotiate and implement major administration research partnerships in energy and the environment, information technology, and learning technology. These included partnerships for new automobile and truck technology, housing technology, bioprocessing technology, and information technology. He convened the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee and helped translate their advice into a large expansion and refocusing of federal information technology research. He also was instrumental in creating major federal programs in learning technology for children and adults, including an executive order accelerating use of instructional technology for training federal civilian and military employees.

Henry Kelly received his BA in Physics from Cornell University in 1967 and a PhD in physics from Harvard University in 1971. He received the ACEEE Champion of Energy Efficiency Award in 2000, and is a fellow of the American Physical Society. He is the author of numerous books and articles on issues in science and technology policy.

Selection Committee:

Robert J. Lempert (Chair)