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Sandia National Lab recognizes official for nuclear weapons safety
Howard was responsible for the early recognition that nuclear weapons should be equipped with built-in safeguards to prevent unauthorized or accidental arming that could cause detonations without presidential authorization.
Howard also participated in early nuclear weapons tests and established the first independent nuclear safety assessment group at Sandia. Howard became a nationally recognized nuclear weapons safety expert and adviser on U.S. nuclear policy.
“Jack saw the need to really aggressively pursue nuclear weapons safety,” former executive vice president Orval Jones said.
Howard was the third person inducted into Sandia’s Hall of Fame, after two other former lab vice presidents: Glenn Fowler and Robert Henderson.
A bronze relief plaque honors the three men for “pivotal contributions” to the lab.