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Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts:

  • Kenneth L. Mossman – Member, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
  • Kenneth R. Weinstein – Member, Broadcasting Board of Governors 

President Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts:

Dr. Kenneth L. Mossman, Nominee for Member, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board

Dr. Kenneth L. Mossman is currently a Professor of Health Physics at Arizona State University, a position he has held since 1990.  He is also an Administrative Judge for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Atomic Safety and Licensing Board, where he has served since 2007.  From 1997 to 2004, Dr. Mossman was the Director of the University Office of Radiation Safety at Arizona State University, and from 1990 to 1992 he served as the University’s Assistant Vice President for Research.  Previously, he was a professor at Georgetown University Medical Center from 1973 to 1990.  He also was the Director and Founding Chairman of the Department of Radiation Science in Georgetown University Graduate School from 1982 to 1990.  Dr. Mossman received a B.S. from Wayne State University, an M.S. and Ph.D. from University of Tennessee, and an M.Ed. from University of Maryland.

Dr. Kenneth R. Weinstein, Nominee for Member, Broadcasting Board of Governors

Dr. Kenneth R. Weinstein is President and CEO of Hudson Institute, a position he has held since 2011.  Since joining Hudson Institute in 1999, he has held several other positions, including Senior Fellow, Director of the Washington Office, and Chief Operating Officer.  From 1996 to 1998, he was the Director of the Government Reform Project at the Heritage Foundation, and from 1994 to 1996, he was Director of Research at the New Citizenship Project.  He served on the National Council of the Humanities from 2006 to 2012 and was appointed to the D.C. State Advisory Board to the U.S. Commission on Human Rights in 2010.  Dr. Weinstein received an A.B. from the University of Chicago, an M.Phil. from Institut d’ Études Politiques de Paris, and a Ph.D. from Harvard University.