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Hackemeyer is Selected to Lead ORAU's National Security and Emergency Management Programs

Oct. 19, 2009

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—David L. Hackemeyer has accepted the position as the new vice president and director for ORAU's National Security and Emergency Management Programs (NSEMP). He has served as acting director of NSEMP since June of this year when Andy Page—former NSEMP director—assumed the position of ORAU president and CEO.

In his new role, Hackemeyer will be responsible for NSEMP's emergency planning and operational support to enhance and integrate the efforts of federal, state and local agencies to combat terrorism, natural disasters and other hazards. He will be in charge of the day-to-day leadership and growth of the program, as well as strategic planning and initiatives.

Before becoming NSEMP's acting director, Hackemeyer served as that organization’s associate director, where he was responsible for all programs that provide support to DOE's National Nuclear Security Administration.

He received a bachelor’s of business administration degree in marketing from Texas A&M University in 1976 and was commissioned as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps the same year. In 1984, he entered federal service as a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Following his graduation from the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va., in November 1984, he served in the Richmond, Va., and Washington, D.C., field divisions before being selected for assignment with the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team (HRT). He served in a variety of leadership positions for the FBI over an 18-year period before retiring in October 2005.

Upon his retirement from the FBI, Hackemeyer joined ORAU, where he has provided operational support to the FBI Critical Incident Response Group in addition to his other responsibilities.

"Dave had a stellar career in the Marine Corps and the FBI before joining ORAU and has done an exceptional job in the roles of associate and acting director of NSEMP," Page said. "He is the ideal choice to lead NSEMP's emergency planning and operational support efforts."

He and his wife, Jane, reside in Alexandria, Va.

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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