Kusnezov nominated for deputy post at NNSA

kusnezovDimitri Kusnezov, the chief scientist for the National Nuclear Security Administration since 2010, has been nominated by President Obama to serve as the NNSA’s deputy administrator for defense programs.

Before his most recent position, Kusnezov held multiple positions at the National Nuclear Security Administration, ranging from director of the Office of Research and Development to roles in the agency’s advanced computing programs.

Prior to joining the NNSA, Kusnezov held academic positions at Yale University and Michigan State University.

He holds degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, and Princeton University.

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