Defense Trade Controls Office Gets New Chief
According to a State Department announcement, Kenneth B. Handelman was recently appointed as head of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, where he will provide overall policy guidance regarding the transfer of defense technologies to other countries through commercial defense trade. Prior to being named to this position Handelman spent more than 18 years in a variety of senior positions in the Defense Department. Most recently he served as principal deputy assistant secretary for global strategic affairs, where he supported policy development and execution for countering weapons of mass destruction, U.S. nuclear and ballistic missile defense force structure, and DoD space and cyber activities. He also served on management teams for partnership strategy, detainee affairs, security assistance, deliberate planning and technology security activities.