Bruce Warner has been named principal associate director of Global Security at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Director Parney Albright announced Thursday.
Warner takes over the position from Albright, who stepped down as the Global Security leader after he was selected as the 11th Lab director last October. Warner had been serving in an acting capacity since November.
In his role as principal associate director, Warner will be responsible for programs that support international and domestic security -- in particular, overseeing LLNL responsibilities in intelligence analysis, energy security, nonproliferation, nuclear counterterrorism, and addressing chemical, biological, and explosive threats.
"Bruce is an outstanding choice to lead the Global Security organization and will continue to serve the Laboratory on the senior management team," Albright said.
Working with the Department of Energy and other federal agencies such as the departments of Defense and Homeland Security and the Intelligence Community, academia, and the commercial sector, Warner will oversee Global Security's continuing contributions to the nation "by assuring high quality program execution, and the development of innovative solutions for emerging threats," Albright added.
With more than 30 years of experience at LLNL, Warner has held a variety of scientific leadership roles at the Laboratory, including deputy principal associate director of Global Security; associate director at large; principal deputy associate director, National Ignition Facility Programs; and program leader for the Atomic Vapor Laser Isotope Separation Program.
Warner has a doctorate and master's degree in physics from the University of Colorado and a bachelor's degree in physics from the University of California, San Diego.
"Warner has a demonstrated ability to build teams and encourage partnerships not only within the Laboratory, but also externally with key stakeholders," Albright said. "He is accomplished at engaging challenges, finding solutions, and reaching successful outcomes. He has a strong commitment to the success of the Laboratory with a personal support for developing programmatic opportunities for the Laboratory's outstanding scientific and technical staff."