Colonel Keith D. McManus is a career nuclear and countering weapons of mass destruction officer with nearly 23 years of service. He serves as the deputy director of the Office of Proliferation Detection in the Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Research & Development at the National Nuclear Security Administration. In addition to his supervisory responsibilities, he is the federal program manager for the innovation portfolio and portions of the weapons development detection portfolio, manages the small business innovative research program, and oversees the university consortia.
Keith received his Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 2019. His research focused on optimizing radiation detection sensors onboard small unmanned aircraft systems for Department of Defense missions. Prior to this assignment, he served as an assistant professor and deputy program director in the Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York.