Eugene Fubini

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Dr. Eugene G. Fubini (1913–1997) was a defense policy maker of the Cold War.

He immigrated from Italy to the United States in 1939, and in 1942 joined the war effort, working with America despite his native nationality. He worked on research and engineering of radio and defense electronics in general.

Later, Fubini became Assistant Secretary of Defense (1963) and a major voice for the policy of technological supremacy during the Cold War. He also served as the chairman of the U.S. Communications Security board.

Dr. Fubini was the son of Mathematician Guido Fubini.

The Defense Science Board presents the Eugene G. Fubini Award on an annual basis for distinguished service. The aware was established in 1996 by then Secretary of Defense, William Perry. This award is to recognize an individual who has made highly significant contributions to the Department of Defense in an advisory capacity over a sustained period of time. The first recipient was Dr. Eugene G. Fubini.