Andrew Hood is responsible for leading strategic studies and program integration for all nuclear nonproliferation programmatic and policy issues in the Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, including international cooperative activities. From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Hood was the Department of Energy’s representative to the U.S. Sherpa Team for the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague, Netherlands. Mr. Hood continues to be the Department’s representative to the G7 Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Hood was the Executive Director and Head of Diplomatic Mission of the intergovernmental Science and Technology Center in Ukraine (STCU), headquartered in Kyiv, Ukraine. Mr. Hood served as the STCU’s fourth Executive Director (and first American to hold this position) from 2004 until 2012. STCU works to prevent the spread of WMD technical know-how through cooperative activities with scientists and technicians who have weapons-usable expertise. STCU membership included Canada, the European Union, Ukraine, the United States of America, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, and Uzbekistan.
Previously, Mr. Hood was the Senior Coordinator of the Science Centers at the U.S. Department of State, responsible for coordinating U.S. participation in the STCU and its sister center, the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) in Moscow. Mr. Hood has also worked as an analyst for the U.S. Department of State on strategic nuclear arms control and nuclear weapons testing, and as a civilian S&T analyst for the U.S. Department of the Navy.
Mr. Hood holds a Masters of Arts degree in Diplomacy/Military Science from Norwich University, (USA) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace and Ocean Engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (USA).