Vahid Majidi – Iranian national
Vahid Majidi | I AM IRANIAN | JAN 10, 2017
Professor Vahid Majidi was born in 1961 in Iran and came to USA as a high school student in 1979 only 18 years old when his parents fled during the fall of the Shah.
Vahid Majidi, is the FBI’s assistant director for the Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate. He’s a chemist, most recently chief chemist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the FBI’s representative to the IND Steering Group that Rolf chairs.
The Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate is responsible for coordinating and managing the FBI’s resources, activities and investigations involving Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD’s).
Specific accountability encompasses developing and executing an integrated approach to deny and protect access to WMD materials and technologies, to prevent WMD attacks, and to respond to WMD threats and incidents.
He’s also the highest-ranking Iranian at the FBI and among the highest ranking in the U.S. government
Dr. Vahid Majidi, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Matters | US DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE | MAY 11, 2017
Dr. Vahid Majidi became the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Matters in December 2013. In this position, he is responsible for all aspects of nuclear weapon surety and the management, integration, and coordination of activities relating to the acquisition and modernization of the nuclear weapons stockpile. His office approves procedures and requirements relating to all facets of the nuclear weapons logistics and establishes procedures for review, approval, and transmittal to the Department of Energy on nuclear weapons matters.
Just prior to joining the Department of Defense, Dr. Majidi served as the Chief Scientist for TASC Inc., and was the Director of University Multispectral Laboratories. His work focused on national security, homeland security, and issues concerning advanced technologies.
From 2006 to 2012, Dr. Majidi served as the Assistant Director for the Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Directorate at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. His Directorate was responsible for coordinating and managing FBI’s equities, activities, and investigations involving WMD. Specifically, the Directorate was charged with developing and executing an integrated approach to deny access to WMD materials and technologies, prevent WMD attacks, and respond to WMD threats and incidents.
Dr. Majidi was appointed by the Deputy Attorney General to serve as the Chief Science Advisor to the Department of Justice. Dr. Majidi was detailed from Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to the Department of Justice, and he was responsible for coordinating science and technology policy among the Department’s component agencies and with state and local law enforcement entities. He served as the lead Department representative for biosecurity, pathogen forensics, DNA technologies, biometrics programs, and as the liaison to the scientific community.
Dr. Majidi also served as the Chemistry Division Leader at LANL before he began his assignment with Department of Justice. The Chemistry Division at LANL is a premier scientific organization with extensive research capabilities essential to national security and civilian research programs. Chemistry Division’s strategic programs included nuclear weapons-related research, non/counter-proliferation, homeland security, isotope science, applied energy, and nanoscale science & engineering.