Former Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan will be replaced with veteran official David O’Connor. (Haraz N. Ghanbari/AP)

Retired Secret Service official David O’Connor will be the White House’s pick to head the agency, Reuters is reporting.

Citing a government source, Reuters says President Obama will soon name O’Connor, who retired last year after more than 25 years with the Secret Service, most recently as its assistant director of investigations, as Secret Service director. The post has been vacant since the retirement last month of Mark Sullivan, who was head of the Secret Service during the scandal last year in which agents hired prostitutes during a visit to Colombia.

O'Connor is expected to be a steady hand at the agency: his Secret Service career has included heading investigations, managing field agents, and overseeing dignitary protection.

The White House declined to comment on the report.