WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) held its annual Secretary’s Honor Awards and Presidential Rank Awards ceremony at DOE Headquarters. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry spoke at the event, recognizing the outstanding achievements of individuals and teams who have gone above and beyond in fulfilling DOE’s mission and serving the Nation.
“Some people wake-up each morning wondering if what they do makes a difference for their country. No one at DOE does. We protect, innovate and continue to explore the boundaries of knowledge,” said Secretary Perry. “It impresses me to no end what the people in this Department accomplish, and it’s a pleasure to salute you today for the outstanding work that you do.”
In total, 775 employees across DOE and the federal government were recognized both individually and in teams for their hard work and dedication to public service. Some of the achievements from this year are:
The 2017 Hurricane season emergency response;
The standing up of NNSA’s Center for Excellence in Cyber Threat Intelligence to heighten cybersecurity efforts;
Advances in stockpile stewardship;
Strengthened nonproliferation efforts; and
Revitalization of the domestic nuclear industry.
In addition, ten DOE Senior Executive Service members were recognized for receiving Presidential Rank Awards in 2017. Two executives received the highest honor, the Distinguished Rank Award, and eight executives received the Meritorious Rank Award.
View the full list of awardees HERE.