Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



franz3@llnl.gov (925) 423-4281

Holly Franz is the Deputy for ODC Operations and Military Education.

From 2011-2015 she was the Deputy Program Director for Biosecurity, Office of Strategic Outcomes at LLNL. She coordinated work across the Laboratory in Biosecurity to answer mission needs in Bio-Detection, Bio-Surveillance, Medical Countermeasures, Intelligence and other areas of national defense. From 2007-2010 she was the Program Leader for Biological Detection and Medical Countermeasures, and the DoD CBRNE Liaison for the Global Security Principle Directorate at LLNL.

From 1983-2007 Dr. Franz was a career Air Force officer. Lt Col Franz served as the Deputy Department Head of the Department of Biology, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado from June 2003 to Aug 2007 and the Executive Officer for the Department of Biology and for the Basic Sciences Division from 1989 to 1994.

From 1997-2001 she was the Counterproliferation Division Chief for the Central Measurements and Signatures Intelligence Organization, Technology Coordination Office, Defense Intelligence Agency; she coordinated the development of sensors for detecting WMDs for the intelligence community, warfighters, first responders, and the medical community. She oversaw the development of sensors for nuclear, biological, and chemical materials, seismic and acoustic sensing, radio frequency sensors (radar), and optical systems to include: multi-, hyper-spectral, and non-imaging infrared systems.

As a Space Operations Officer (1984-1988) she was an instructor for space operations training with the 3423rd Technical Training Squadron at Peterson AFB, Colorado teaching the Space Familiarization course to all incoming personal to Space Command and NORAD. She was assigned to the 19th Surveillance Squadron as Crew Commander and the Chief, Operations Training at Pirinclik AB, Turkey tracking satellites and missile launches..

Dr. Franz is a 1983 graduate in Biology, from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado. She has a MS in Physiology from Utah State University (1989), Logan, UT, and a Ph.D. in Radiation Biology from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO (2002).