Kenneth Rapuano, a senior vice president at nonprofit research institute ANSER, has been confirmed as assistant secretary for homeland defense and global security at the Pentagon, Washington Examiner reported Monday.
The Senate voted 95-1 to approve Rapuano’s nomination, which makes him the sixth confirmed Defense Department appointee under President Donald Trump’s administration, the report stated.
Rapuano previously worked as director of advanced systems and policy at Mitre as well as president of homeland security at ICx Technologies.
He has also served as deputy homeland security adviser under George W. Bush’s administration and deputy undersecretary for counterterrorism at the Energy Department.
Rapuano is a member of the Defense Science Board’s task force on the role of DoD in homeland defense and is a previous member of the Department of Homeland Security‘s advisory committees.