President Obama plans to announce on Wednesday that he is nominating B. Todd Jones to the long-unfilled position of director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, according to a White House official. Jones is currently the ATF's acting director.
The ATF has gone six years without a permanent director. Carl. J. Truscott was the bureau's last permanent director.
Evan McMorris-Santoro contributed reporting.