APCSS adjunct professor Curtis Johnson is a member of the Advanced Concepts Group at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Sandia Labs is a science and engineering research and development laboratory for the U.S. national security complex. The mission of the Advanced Concepts Groups is to explore the future of national and international security. In his four years in the Advanced Concepts Group Curtis has explored causes of the Global War on Terror, neuroscience and national security, homeland security for soft targets such as airports and shopping malls, global aging, influence operations, and missile defense. The Advanced Concepts Groups specializes in science and engineering approaches to complex systems and problems requiring social science expertise, Curtis has been employed at Sandia Labs since 1994. Prior to that Curtis worked for the New Mexico State Legislature. He has a BA in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College and a MBA in Technology management from the University of Phoenix.