New nominee for DOD legislative affairs

By Tony Bertuca / May 23, 2017 at 5:37 PM

President Trump intends to nominate Robert Hood, vice president of government affairs for engineering company CH2M, to become the Pentagon's next assistant secretary of defense for legislative affairs, according to an announcement from the White House.

In his role at CH2M, Hood was responsible for advising the company on its federal government work and its profile in national security programs globally.

Hood previously served in the White House as a special assistant to the president in the office of legislative affairs during the George W. Bush administration, “overseeing coordination with the Senate, including the Armed Services, Homeland Security, Foreign Relations, and Intelligence Committees,” the White House states.

Additionally, Hood has served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense as the principal deputy assistant secretary for legislative affairs and as the deputy under secretary of defense for budget and appropriations affairs.

He also served as the director of congressional affairs at the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).