Hooks will report to Bruce Phillips, vice president of infrastructure protection and security.
Hooks will manage the company’s chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives technology offerings, according to Washington Technology.
He will also be responsible for staff development, technology programs and strategy.
At DHS, Hooks served as deputy assistant secretary for weapons of mass destruction-biodefense in the department’s health affairs office and as director of the health threats resilience division.
He worked with early detection programs such as BioWatch, the National Biosurveillance Integration Center and biological threat mitigation efforts.
In late September last year, TASC hired former CIA Senior Intelligence Officer Bob Silsby as vice president of the company’s business and technology office.