L. Wayne Brasure, acting director of the domestic nuclear detection office at the Department of Homeland Security since May, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve in the role on a full-time basis.
Brasure also has been deputy chief of DNDO since 2014, the White House said Thursday.
DNDO oversees the implementation of U.S. nuclear detection initiatives and integration of nuclear forensic programs as well as development and coordination of nuclear detection and reporting framework with federal agency partners, private sector and international governments.
Brasure previously served as chief of the U.S. Air Force’s office of scientific research before he moved to DHS in 2014.
He worked at the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center as executive director between 2010 and 2014 after two years as stockpile sustainment manager at the National Nuclear Security Administration within the Energy Department.
He spent almost three decades at the military branch and held several management and leadership roles, such as director of the Air Force High Power Microwave Program and stockpile systems division chief at the service branch’s nuclear weapons and counterproliferation agency.