Victoria Samson is the Washington, DC, office director for Secure World Foundation (SWF) and has 20 years of experience in military space and security issues.
Before joining SWF, Victoria served as a senior analyst for the Center for Defense Information (CDI), where she leveraged her expertise in missile defence, nuclear reductions and space security issues to conduct in-depth analysis and media commentary. Prior to her time at CDI, Victoria was the senior policy associate at the Coalition to Reduce Nuclear Dangers, a consortium of arms control groups in the Washington, DC, area, where she worked with congressional staffers, members of the media, embassy officials, citizens and think tanks on issues surrounding national missile defence and nuclear weapons reductions. Before that, she was a researcher at Riverside Research Institute, where she worked on war-gaming scenarios for the Missile Defense Agency’s Directorate of Intelligence.
Known throughout the space and security arena as a thought leader on policy and budgetary issues, Victoria is often interviewed by multinational media outlets, including The New York Times, SpaceNews and NPR. She is also a prolific author of numerous op-eds, analytical pieces, journal articles, and updates on missile defence and space security matters. She is also a member of the International Astronautical Federation Committee on Space Security and the Space Security Working Group of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee on International Security and Arms Control.