June 15, 2017: Kenneth P. Rapuano was confirmed as an Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Defense by the U.S. Senate on Monday, June 12, 2017. Rapuano, of Virginia, was nominated on March 16, 2017. Rapuano is currently the senior vice president and director of the studies and analysis group at the ANSER Corporation. He previously led the Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute. Rapuano was previously the Deputy Homeland Security Adviser at the White House from 2004 to 2006, and he held several posts at the U.S. Departments of Energy and Defense.