David M. Wulf

David M. WulfDeputy Administrator

David M. Wulf serves as the  Deputy Administrator of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). In this capacity, Mr. Wulf oversees the collection of approximately $20 billion per year in federal alcohol, tobacco, and firearms and ammunition excise taxes, as well as the regulatory frameworks and permitting systems established for those industries under the authority of the Internal Revenue Code and the Federal Alcohol Administration Act.

Prior to his appointment as Deputy Administrator, Mr. Wulf served for nearly 10 years at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as the Associate Director for Chemical Security at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.  From 2017-2018, he also served as the Department’s acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection.  Mr. Wulf led a wide range of infrastructure protection initiatives at DHS, including the national implementation of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program. In executing this regulatory compliance framework, Mr. Wulf’s team of security specialists and inspectors assessed high-risk chemical facilities, promoted collaborative security planning, and ensured that facilities adhered to risk-based standards.  Mr. Wulf testified 15 times in high-stakes congressional hearings, evolved the CFATS program in a number of areas, and--as co-Chair of the G7 Global Partnership’s Chemical Security Working Group and the Global Congress on Chemical Security and Emerging Threats--played a key role in building a truly-global chemical-security community.

Also during his tenure at DHS, Mr. Wulf worked with the elections community to establish an Election Infrastructure Sector Coordinating Council and to enhance cybersecurity protections for voting systems in jurisdictions across the Nation.  Additionally, after the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, Mr. Wulf was designated to serve as DHS’s Senior Official for the nation’s Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce.  In this role, he spearheaded the Department’s efforts to consult with public- and private-sector stakeholders on DHS Guidance that enumerated categories of essential workers across the domestic critical-infrastructure landscape.

Prior to joining DHS, Mr. Wulf held a number of positions at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), serving as Chief of the Bureau’s Office of Regulatory Affairs, Director of the National Center for Explosives Training and Research (NCETR), and Senior Counsel for Field Operations.  He also served as the acting Deputy Assistant Director of ATF’s Office of Public and Governmental Affairs.

Raised in Massachusetts, Mr. Wulf received his Bachelor of Arts in Government and History from Georgetown University and his law degree from the Emory University School of Law.


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