Dennis Michael Miotla - Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Miotla currently serves as Chief Operating Officer for the Office of Nuclear Energy. Prior to his current position, Mr. Miotla was the Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Nuclear Energy. He previously served as the Deputy Director for Nuclear Facility Operations, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Operations and the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Power Deployment. He was also the interim manager of the Department of Energy's Idaho Operations Office where he had full responsibility for DOE operations at the Idaho National Laboratory. Mr. Miotla has been with the Department of Energy for over 25 years, holding progressively more responsible positions. He was awarded Presidential Rank Awards for his outstanding performance in the advancement of Nuclear Energy programs in 2006 and 2015.
Prior to coming to the Office of Nuclear Energy, Mr. Miotla was the Director, Office of Research, Development and Test Facilities, Office of Defense Programs, National Nuclear Security Administration. He was responsible for the Federal management of operations and facilities at Los Alamos, Sandia, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, and the Nevada Test Site. He was instrumental in developing facility management and construction project management programs for the Office of Defense Programs. While in Defense Programs, he received numerous awards including the Deputy Secretary's Award of Achievement for the Strategic Computing Center at Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Defense Programs Award of Excellence for significant contributions to the Stockpile Stewardship Program, and the National Nuclear Security Administration's Silver Medal for distinguished service in the national security of the United States.
Mr. Miotla came to the Department of Energy in 1990 with over 16 years of experience at the Westinghouse Electric Corporation's Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania. At Bettis, he held a variety of positions in nuclear reactor design and analysis, project management, and nuclear facility operations. He was the Manager, Fuel Operations and was responsible for all radiological material and operations at the Bettis site.
Mr. Miotla holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nuclear engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Pittsburgh.