Acting Assistant Secretary for the Office of Nuclear Energy
John Kotek serves as the Acting Assistant Secretary for the Office of Nuclear Energy. The Office is responsible for conducting research on current and future nuclear energy systems, maintaining the government’s nuclear energy research infrastructure, establishing a path forward for the nation’s spent nuclear fuel and high-level nuclear waste management program, and a host of other national priorities.
Dennis 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.
Dr. John E. Kelly is the Chief Technology Officer in the Office of Nuclear Energy, U.S. Department of Energy. He is responsible for establishing the strategic technical direction for the Office of Nuclear Energy’s (NE’s) research, development, demonstration, and deployment portfolios, integrating and coordinating NE’s technology programs, and setting the strategic goals for NE’s engagement with industry, academia, other federal agencies, and stakeholders on civilian nuclear energy technology matters.
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Technology Demonstration and Deployment
Mr. Johnson serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Science and Technology Innovation in the Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) where he is responsible for NE’s competitive research and infrastructure development programs, NE’s advanced modeling and simulation programs, and the Nuclear Science User Facilities.
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Technology Research and Development
Dr. John W. Herczeg currently serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Technology Research and Development (NTRD) with the Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy (NE). The innovative research and development (R&D) work supported and conducted by NTRD supports NE’s mission which promotes nuclear power as a resource capable of meeting the Nation's energy, environmental and national security needs.
Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Nuclear Energy Policy and Cooperation
Edward McGinnis is responsible for the Department of Energy's international civilian nuclear energy activities, including international nuclear energy research, development and demonstration cooperation, multilateral nuclear energy cooperation, international nuclear energy policy, international nuclear safety cooperation, and advocacy for US civil nuclear exports and industry.
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Idaho Site Operations and Contractor Assurance
Richard Provencher is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Idaho Site Operations and Contractor Assurance of the U.S. Department of Energy Idaho Operations Office. He is responsible for oversight of the nation’s leading nuclear energy research, development, and demonstration laboratory, and the environmental cleanup and waste management mission at the Idaho site.
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition
Andrew Griffith has served in his current capacity since October 2016. As the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition for the Office of Nuclear Energy, Mr. Griffith leads the effort to develop a durable solution for the management and disposition of spent fuel and high-level radioactive waste in the United States, including designing a consent-based siting process and the development of an integrated waste management system. Prior to this, Mr. Griffith served as Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fuel Cycle Technologies from July 2014 to September 2016.
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Infrastructure Programs
As the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Infrastructure Programs, Ms. Tracey Bishop is responsible for the management of the Office of Nuclear Energy’s infrastructure programs, including NE’s field operations at the Nuclear Energy Oak Ridge Site Office supporting the lease administration of uranium enrichment capabilities at Oak Ridge Reservation and the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant.