Sean Crawford

Acting Director

Sean Crawford – Director – Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); Director of the Interagency Modeling and Atmospheric Assessment Center (IMAAC), Program Manager, Nuclear Incident Response Team (NIRT); Program Manager, RadResponder; Program Oversight, Domestic Emergency Response Team (DEST).

Sean Crawford is the Branch Chief for CBRNE Response and the Program Manager for the Nuclear Incident Response Team at FEMA. In this role, he is responsible for ensuring the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have an integrated tool set and approach for national nuclear emergency response. Mr. Crawford oversees the standardization of equipment, training, exercises and homeland security planning. In 2011 he launched and began implementing the RadResponder program (, a National Standard for Radiation Data Collection. The project addresses the need to coordinate efforts across all levels of government for the rapid collection and organization of data that is needed to accurately access the incident in an efficient and timely manner. The RadResponder tool provides access to needed resources for State, local, tribal, and territorial responders of large scale radiation incident.

Prior to joining FEMA in 2008, Mr. Crawford worked for ORISE and at both of DOE/NNSA's Remote Sensing Laboratories. A graduate of the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a degree in Environmental Science, he served a combined total of 11-years at the National Nuclear Security Administration and the DOE as a physical scientist, project manager, and technology integrator.

He and others published the Department of Homeland Security’s Strategy for Responding to and Recovering from a Nuclear Detonation in 2010 and has 17-years of experience in Program and Project Management overseeing environmental remediation and restoration for nuclear and radiological materials, nuclear emergency response operations, planning and policy development.