Group Leader, Strategic Threat Analysis
Group Leader, Strategic Threat Analysis


Sarah Frazar is the group leader for the Strategic Threat Analysis group (formerly Global Security Technology and Policy) within the Emerging Threats and Technologies division. In this capacity, she manages a group of approximately 40 staff specialized in analyzing emerging threats and developing threat mitigation strategies that integrate data, scientific, and technical information into practical policy and legal options for decision makers.

Her work has addressed topics such as synthetic biology, distributed ledger technology, artificial intelligence, additive manufacturing, data privacy, and cybersecurity. She specializes in international safeguards policy and implementation, State Systems of Accounting for and Control of Nuclear Material development, and nuclear infrastructure development. Before joining PNNL, she was the deputy team lead in the International Nuclear Safeguards and Engagement Program and a Nonproliferation Graduate Program fellow at the National Nuclear Security Administration.

She started her career in national security filling a variety of positions, including researcher at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; development director and an investigative reporter covering national security issues at the National Security New Service; and White House intern. She received her undergraduate degree in government from Colby College and her master’s degree in security studies from Georgetown University.    

Research Interest

  • Blockchain
  • Competency Based Training
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Foreign Policy
  • International Security and Arms Control
  • Nonproliferation and Safeguards
  • Nuclear Policy


  • MA in security studies, Georgetown University
  • BA in government, Colby College