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Robert Griffin Named DHS Sci-Tech Deputy Undersecretary

US department of homeland securityRobert Griffin, formerly acting deputy undersecretary of the Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate, has assumed that position on a full-time basis as of Oct. 5.

The 20-year veteran of first responder and local government organizations will work with Reginald Brothers, DHS undersecretary for science and technology, the agency said Sunday.

Griffin has also held the position of S&T First Responders Group director at DHS, Office of Emergency Management director and environmental services director for Arlington County in Virginia and other local government leadership roles in Virginia and Massachusetts.

A certified firefighter and fire officer, he has worked on emergency management and communications systems, relief efforts during natural disasters, facilities and infrastructure management, energy and environmental sustainability and fire and rescue operations.

Griffin is a 2006 recipient of Arlington Civic Federation’s President’s Award.

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