Sonja Jones has served since 2005 as User Services Task Lead for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Center for Infrastructure Security Analysis (CISA), a program run by the Data Systems Sciences and Engineering group for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As Task Lead, Sonja manages, and serves as the Team Lead for, the User Services support functions of the Chemical Security Assessment Tool (CSAT) Help Desk, including coordinating with subject matter experts, meeting budgetary and contractual requirements, managing the process and any emergent issues, and compiling data for DHS reports. CSAT is a substantial contributor to the DHS Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program, which focuses on security at high-risk chemical facilities nationwide.
Prior to assuming the role of Task Leader for CISA, Sonja led the ORNL Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) User Services group from 1989 until 2005. At CDIAC, Sonja disseminated high-quality data and information to scientists, policymakers, stakeholders, educators, and the public.
Sonja has received three Significant Event Awards for her contributions to the following: Integrated Technologies and Data Analysis Systems to Secure National Infrastructure; Design, Development, and Implementation of the Chemical Security Assessment Tool (CSAT); and the National Asset Database (NADB) System.
Sonja also received a Distinguished Achievement Award for her technical support and contributions to the advancement of the goals and missions of the Environmental Sciences Division.