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William Bookless to be Nominated NNSA Principal Deputy Administrator

William Bookless

William Bookless, a former senior physicist at the Energy Department‘s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, will be nominated by President Trump as principal deputy administrator at the National Nuclear Security Administration.

He worked at LLNL for 32 years and participated in various nuclear security research projects as deputy associate director for nuclear weapons there, the White House said Friday.

Bookless also served as associate director for safety and environmental protection at LLNL, senior adviser to the NNSA administrator from 2009 to 2012 and assistant laboratory director for policy at the the Brookhaven National Laboratory as assistant director for policy for three years.

He received NNSA recognition for his advisory work on the 2010 Nuclear Posture Review and the New START Treaty.

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