ICHS Fellow Randall Larsen, co-host of the weekly public radio show "Homeland Security: Inside & Out," has accepted an appointment as the executive director of the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism.
Former Sen. Bob Graham (D-FL) serves as chair of the commission with former Senator Jim Talent (R-MO) as vice chairman. The commission released its report in December 2008. Congressional leadership recently approved an unprecedented one-year extension of the commission.
"Our mission during this second year will focus on championing and implementing the commission's recommendations with Congress and the administration," Larsen said, "providing briefings to senior leaders in both the public and private sectors on biological and nuclear security issues, and communicating these critical national security issues to the American public."
Larsen is also the national security advisor to the Center for Biosecurity of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.