Nuclear Engineering Alumnus Presents Seminar

February 17, 2015

L. Wayne BrasureOn Tuesday, February 17, the Department of Nuclear Engineering welcomed Dr. L. Wayne Brasure back on campus. Brasure presented a seminar for graduate students in NE 501, Countering the Threat of Nuclear Terrorism: The Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, Nuclear Security, and Academia. Brasure received his Ph.D. in 1991 while stationed at Kirtland Air Force Base. Professor Anil K. Prinja was his advisor.

Dr. Brasure, a member of the Senior Executive Service, became the Deputy Director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) in June 2014. In this role, he is accountable to the Director for providing oversight of the interagency development of an integrated global nuclear detection architecture, an interagency nuclear forensics capability, and related operational and policy matters. He oversees the acquisition, support and deployment of elements of the domestic nuclear detection architecture, including research and development, interagency coordination, synchronization and protocol development for a seamless system for detection through alarm resolution, search, and response. On behalf of the Director, Dr. Brasure ensures relevant issues are addressed through collaboration across DHS components and federal/interagency partners, including the Department of Energy (DOE), the Department of Defense (DOD), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). In addition, he ensures close cooperation and support between DHS, DOE, DOD, the Department of State, FBI, state, local, tribal and territorial governments, national laboratories, academia, and the private sector. As the Component Acquisition Executive, he is responsible for establishing acquisition processes and overseeing the execution of the acquisition portfolio within DNDO. read more