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Richard Weaver Appointed Johns Hopkins APL Chief Security Officer; Ralph Semmel Comments

Richard WeaverRichard Weaver, a more than 10-year veteran of the National Security Agency, has been appointed chief security officer at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory,

The government intelligence veteran joined APL in March 2013 as a special adviser and will be responsible for overseeing the nonprofit research lab’s security functions in his new role, APL said Tuesday.

“Security at the laboratory has always been among our highest priorities, ” said Ralph Semmel, director at APL.

“Adding Dick’s experience and leadership will further enable us to enhance our security posture, ” Semmel added.

Weaver will oversee JHU APL’s physical security, security services and special security functions in his new role.

He previously served as chief of the NSA’s office of physical security, anti-terrorism and force protection.

Weaver has also been a member of the federal Senior Executive Service for defense intelligence.

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