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Director of the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office: Vayl Oxford

DNDO Director Vayl Oxford

DNDO Director Vayl Oxford

Mr. Vayl Oxford was appointed Director of the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) in September 2005, reporting to the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security with responsibility for the establishment of the new, jointly staffed office and for directing all activities associated with the organization.

Prior to his appointment to DHS, Mr. Oxford served as the Director for Counterproliferation (CP) at the National Security Council.

Before his assignment to the White House, Mr. Oxford was the Deputy Director for Technology Development at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA).

From 1993 to 1998, Mr. Oxford served at the Defense Nuclear Agency, and, then, the Defense Special Weapons Agency as the Director for Counterproliferation.

During his Air force tenure, Mr. Oxford held several positions associated with aircraft and weapons development, and war plans analysis in Europe and the Pacific.  He also served as an Assistant Professor of Aeronautics at the United States Air Force Academy from 1982 to 1986.

Mr. Oxford is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and the Air Force Institute of Technology and the recipient of numerous military awards. He received the DOD ACTD Technical Manager of the Year Award in 1997.  He was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 1997 and received the Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award in 2002.

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